Rippavilla, Inc. has partnered with Airbnb Experiences to offer a unique local tour experience. Airbnb Experiences are activities designed and led by passionate locals with the goal of sharing knowledge and extending hospitality to all who visit.
Rippavilla’s Experience is a two-hour, immersive tour of the battlefield where the Battle of Spring Hill took place. This battle took place on Nov. 29, 1864, and was the precursor to the decisive Battle of Franklin. Guests are led by Rippavilla’s knowledgeable and passionate tour guides who weave first-person accounts into the narrative of that harrowing night. To conclude the experience, guests are invited into Rippavilla’s sunroom to enjoy locally made pimento cheese and iced tea. As part of Airbnb’s social impact initiative, 100 percent of proceeds from this experience go directly to Rippavilla Plantation.
This exclusive tour is currently offered three times a week: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.; Fridays at 10 a.m.; and Fridays at 2 p.m. The two-hour experience is led by one of Rippavilla’s resident Civil War experts and explores the battlefield, neighboring grounds and several outbuildings.
The tour takes place at 5700 Main St., in Spring Hill, and explores the neighboring battlefield from the Battle of Spring Hill. Tickets are $20 per person and include the battlefield tour and a light Southern snack in Rippavilla’s sunroom. All tickets may be secured through Airbnb.com/experiences/289954.
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About Rippavilla Plantation
Rippavilla Plantation, located in the heart of Spring Hill, Tennessee, features a stunning 1850s Greek Revival mansion, built by Nathaniel and Susan Cheairs. It is complete with original family antiques, heirlooms and Civil War artifacts. The grounds, which span 98 acres, include an original 1856 barn, original cemeteries, Freeman’s Bureau school house, original enslaved people’s quarters, the Battlefield of Spring Hill (precursor to the famous Battle of Franklin) and a gift shop. Rippavilla Plantation is open daily for guided tours, field trips and family outings, and is the venue for many popular events.
Rippavilla Plantation, listed on the National Register for Historic Places, is currently maintained and operated by Rippavilla, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All proceeds from the event go towards the continued operation and preservation of this historic site.