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Rippavilla Plantation

5700 Main St, Spring Hill, TN 37174-2408
+1 931-486-9037
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Spring Hill Battlefield Tour with Chuck Byrn

My husband and I recently travelled to the Franklin/Spring Hill area for a weekend getaway. We have... read more

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Carrie R
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Bee Spring, Kentucky
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We went during a weekend where there was a flea market & people in era appropriate clothes. We did... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
ErinHoughton
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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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  • Average3%
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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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"civil war history"
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"original family"
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"family heirlooms"
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"period furnishings"
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"nice gift shop"
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"great history"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Carrie R
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Reviewed 3 February 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

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Reviewed 4 January 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 31 December 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 3 October 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 3 October 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 28 September 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 14 September 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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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on Labor Day, but unfortunately they were closed. We were able to walk around the grounds and enjoy the beautiful gardens and house. Will take a tour next time....

Thank Kim V
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great place to take a tour and learn about the history of Spring Hill during the Civil War. The tour covers the building of Rippavilla as well as the Battle of Spring Hill. They even offer ghost tours at night during certain months. This is...More

Thank lagiant
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hmcfall711
2 June 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
16 October 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
25 June 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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