The Rippavilla Plantation Spring Hill Tennessee is situated on 100 pristine acres in Maury County, Tennessee. The plantation grounds feature the mansion home, family and slave cemeteries, Freeman’s Bureau school house, slave quarters, the Battlefield of Spring Hill and the Rippavilla Plantation Museum Gift Shop.
Started in 1852 and completed in 1855, Rippavilla Plantation was the home of Confederate soldier and French Huguenot, Nathaniel F. Cheairs IV and his wife, Susan. Rippavilla is a fully restored 1850’s Greek Revival mansion, stocked with original Cheairs family heirlooms, priceless antiques, original works of art and rare Civil War artifacts.
Today, Rippavilla Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public seven days a week – except on Mondays during winter months – for tours, private functions, local market days and special events.
Rippavilla Plantation Spring Hill Tennessee
Rippavilla Plantation tours are offered seven days a week. The tours begin at the top of the hour and last just about one hour in length.
Knowledgeable Rippavilla tour guides are on hand to answer any question you may have about the mansion, period antiques and furnishings, and the plantation grounds.
One of the most popular tours is the Rippavilla Plantation Ghost Tour. The tour is only offered about a dozen times per year and reservations can be made at the Rippavilla Gift Shop. It is a very popular specialty tour, so expect to purchase tickets far in advance.
Visit Rippavilla Plantation
Rippavilla Plantation is located just south of downtown Spring Hill, Tennessee – take the Saturn Parkway exit off I-65. Rippavilla Plantation is easily accessible by car, bus and motor home and parking is always free.
- Visit Rippavilla Plantation online at Rippavilla.org
- Address – 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill TN 37174
- Phone – 931-486-9037
- Open – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday (closed Mondays during winter months), 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday
- Closed – Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day
Tennessee Antebellum Trail Tour and Itinerary
We invite you to come visit the Tennessee plantation homes from a bygone era and make sure you allow yourself ample time to enjoy your trip. The Tennessee Antebellum Trail is a completely self-guided and self-paced tour so you can visit all the homes and sights on the trail at your leisure.
The following sample itineraries are just a guide to help you plan your trip. One of the favorites on the Tennessee Antebellum Trail is the Two Day Tennessee Antebellum Trail Experience, where you tour Rippavilla Plantation and seven other beautiful Antebellum plantation homes while taking a relaxing drive through the beautiful Tennessee countryside.
For history loving Civil War enthusiasts, the Tennessee Antebellum Trail Civil War Tour sample itinerary will help guide you along as you go from plantation to battlefield and from cemetery to monument.
For all the thrill seeking spooky history fans and fanatics, there is a tour made just for you – the one of a kind Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour! Walk The Hermitage mansion and cemetery grounds by lantern. Conduct a paranormal investigation at Rippavilla. Take a candlelit evening cemetery tour in Franklin. So, if you’re looking for ghosts, you can find plenty of them on the Tennessee Antebellum Trail!