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Rippavilla Plantation

5700 Main St, Spring Hill, TN 37174-2408
+1 931-486-9037
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Wonderful Plantation Experience

A wonderful plantation to visit and well worth the price. Very cordial, knowledgeable staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lkuepfert
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Great Tour!!

Janet led us on a wonderful tour. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the plantation and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
samicoombes
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Antioch, Illinois
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Nestled among 100 acres of farmland and rolling hills is one of Tennessee's hidden treasures. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the mansion, or a walk through the fields where the Battle of Spring Hill raged, peruse extensive gardens and grounds, hike nature trails, and see outbuildings including one remaining slave quarter. The site also includes a historic 1855 barn, and two cemeteries. There is so much to see and explore! ​ Rippavilla is a Greek Revivial style mansion built in 1855 by Nathaniel and Susan Cheairs. The main house is over 10,000 square feet, and is filled with many original furnishings and artifacts. ​ Rippavilla is a must-see for anyone interested in the Civil War, Tennessee history, and southern agriculture.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5700 Main St, Spring Hill, TN 37174-2408
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"nice gift shop"
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"house is beautiful"
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"great history"
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful plantation to visit and well worth the price. Very cordial, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend.

Thank lkuepfert
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Janet led us on a wonderful tour. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the plantation and its history, it really made the house come alive for us.

Thank samicoombes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently travelled to the Franklin/Spring Hill area for a weekend getaway. We have a keen interest in Civil War history, so, even though we had visited Rippavilla mansion before, we decided to tour it again and combine the house tour with...More

1  Thank Carrie R
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

We went during a weekend where there was a flea market & people in era appropriate clothes. We did a self guided tour through the house & all of the people dressed up were very knowledgeable and friendly. My husband & I plus our 3...More

2  Thank ErinHoughton
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I brought friends from New Mexico and we all loved this place. Authentic and seems to know their history.

Thank KarenLynnRS
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide knew this property inside and out. The family history in detail. Very impressive. You were held captivated by the stories. This is a must see!!

Thank CarolS1641
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here, because we were looking for the Battle of Franklin. So, this was not in our plans. We walked in to the gift shop, and the man working there, immediately told us a tale of a ghost from the war that lived in...More

Thank Proverbs31Momma
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

While visiting civil war battlefields I learned that Confederate General Hood had occupied this beautiful plantation home during the Battle of Franklin so I drove on out there for further information. I learned far more than I thought I would and highly recommend this beautiful...More

Thank JMasonNashville
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We had a great time and our guide Chuck was awesome. Learned a lot of history about the civil war and the house and surrounding areas.

Thank candace58
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I have visited Rippavilla many, many times over the past 15 years! I've learned something new, and seen something new and interesting every time I've been there. The guides have always been extremely informative and great with questions. The grounds of this plantation are absolutely...More

Thank 218tammyv
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hmcfall711
June 1, 2016|
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Response from BonneKate |
2-3 hours. There is the guided house tour, signage in the side yard and battlefield, and the family cemetery, slave cemetery, and slave cabin at the rear of the property.
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MarknTexas
October 16, 2015|
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Best to contact "Whispers of the Past Rippavilla Plantation" on Facebook. (I can't post their link but it will pop up in the search box). They run the investigations and will be able to answer based on past experience.
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Poop123456
June 24, 2015|
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Response from Tracey P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The guides wont usually tell you unless you ask, but yes, it is very active. Ask for Chuck, he knows his stuff and has been there many years.
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