Visit the past at Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill. The mansion on the property built by Nathaniel F. Cheairs was completed in 1855 and served as home to the family until the Civil War. A tour of the home will reveal a restored mansion with many family heirlooms on display and some authentic Civil War artifacts in the museum room.
The story of Cheairs’ courtship to his wife Susan and the hardship encountered in building this dream home will delight any visitor. The house and grounds are being kept in historical fashion for future generations to enjoy. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm., and Sunday 1-4.
Tours last approximately 50 minutes and include a telling of the November 29th, 1864 Battle of Spring Hill. Rippavilla was the apex of the Confederacy’s Last Offensive Campaign of the Civil War at Franklin and Nashville.
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