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Rippavilla Plantation

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The best in my opinion

My husband and I took a wrong turn and found this jewel by accident. We have toured many antebellum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amory, Mississippi
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Unplanned stop that turned out to be fabulous!!!

I've waited too long to do this and have forgotten our tour guide's name. I remember the cat in... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Colleen W
Decatur, Illinois, United States
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5700 Main St, Spring Hill, TN 37174-2408
+1 931-486-9037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took a wrong turn and found this jewel by accident. We have toured many antebellum homes and love all the history that goes with them. This one is beautiful in its own category but what made our visit so special was...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

I've waited too long to do this and have forgotten our tour guide's name. I remember the cat in the gift shop named Kyle, but for the life of me cannot think of our fabulous tour guide's name. We were in the area and had...More

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A beautiful home full of rich history and guides who know it all. The passion and enthusiasm of our guide made our experience really come to life! If you are in the area be sure to go by to see tour the property!

Thank McWhirterTerrell
Reviewed 30 June 2018

There are a LOT of antebellum homes to visit, most claiming to be plantations but consisting only of the house and a few acres at most. This is one of those, where the house and a small piece of land is left. Located between Spring...More

1  Thank gardog
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Thank lkuepfert
Reviewed 27 May 2018

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
Reviewed 25 May 2018

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

2  Thank Carrie R
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

2  Thank ErinHoughton
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
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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2 June 2016|
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.
16 October 2015|
Response from BonneKate |
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.
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.