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The Little White School House, Birthplace of the Republican Party

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Fascinating history

I love this little one-room building that was critical in the formation of the Republican Party... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Bob_B_NewLenox_IL
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New Lenox, IL
A Sweet Piece of History in a Small Wisconsin Town

For a minute $2 fee, this little school house is certainly worth a visit. You can receive a 10-15... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2015
Deanna C
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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21 Jul 2018
“Fascinating history”
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“One and Only in the US”
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

I love this little one-room building that was critical in the formation of the Republican Party. It's too bas that more people don't know about this place or the history behind it. The historical society has a nice little gem here.

Thank Bob_B_NewLenox_IL
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

While other cities claim to be the birthplace of the GOP, this one is the first meeting that was mentioned in the national press. And no matter what you think of either party, this one was formed to end slavery. How can anyone be opposed...More

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were driving through Ripon on our way west, and a detour took us through this delightful little town. We spotted the LIttle White School House, which we'd never heard of. We decided to take a look, but it was too late to get in....More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visited the little white school house and it was really entertaining to see all the history that is stored in that building. We were the only ones there when we visited it. Easy to find and fun to visit.

Thank BeachloversIowa
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were on our way to the winery in Ripon and found this stop on trip advisor. I'm so glad we stopped! While the young lady working the counter on Tuesday morning was pleasant, she didn't say a word other than ask us how many...More

Thank Gabsmom99
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Fun fact that the birthplace of the GOP is in Ripon, WI. For a $2.00 admission fee there is a brief overview of the history of Ripon and the players that came together to form the party in Ripon. The guide was entertaining and provided...More

Thank mjw_indy
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Not sure why anyone who wasn't an ardent Republican or was simply passing by would visit this place. We fell upon it quite by accident. I am glad the school house exists and it is very well kept. I am glad I read a little...More

Thank Suz S
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great little school house and my teens learned something new as did I. $2 fee is reasonable for the tour. Would recommend for a quick stop.

Thank Greatoutdoors2
Reviewed 13 June 2015

For a minute $2 fee, this little school house is certainly worth a visit. You can receive a 10-15 minute tour about the history and artifacts of the place. Bryan, the host, was well versed in his knowledge of the schoolhouse. It is a quick...More

Thank Deanna C
Reviewed 20 October 2014

It is a must stop. it doesn't take long and history is something else. and you can go up to the republican house restaurant -- a decent chinese restaurant.

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