The mission of Rippavilla Plantation, Incorporated is to preserve, restore and interpret the buildings and grounds of the Cheairs family utilizing the highest standards of scholarship, craftsmanship and preservation in order to create a site that will serve as an educational institution of the utmost integrity and credibility.
Today, the house has been restored to its 1860s appearance with many original period family antique pieces on display throughout the house. Be sure to visit the museum room where you will find several family heirlooms as well as some genuine Civil War artifacts.
We do not receive local, state or federal money for operational expenses relying on revenue generated from tours, site rentals, special events and Rippavilla Plantation Society memberships.
Help us preserve the past by becoming a member of the Rippavilla Plantation Society.
Rippavilla Plantation Society Membership(s):
Individual $25.00 USD
Young or Young-at-Heart $30.00 USD
Family $40.00 USD
Benefactor $100.00 USD
Patron $250.00 USD
Susan McKisack Cheairs $500.00 USD
Nathaniel "Nat" Cheairs $1,000.00 USD
"Without annual memberships and one-time donations, preserving our heritage and passing on to future generations would not be possible.
Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals like you, we ask you to consider becoming a member or making a one-time donation."
– Corrine Tomlinson, Chairman, Board of Directors, Rippavilla, Inc.