Whether you’re visiting Rippavilla Plantation for the first time, or returning with friends and family, we welcome you for a casual, enlightening tour of the grounds. Hear the story of property owner, Nathaniel F. Cheairs IV, and his wife, Susan. Plus, learn about the home’s construction in the 1850s and its full restoration over the years.  

Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Rippavilla Plantation is a must-see for everyone – tourists, Civil War history buffs, students and Tennessee residents alike. 

Guided Tours

Discover the rich history of Rippavilla Plantation and the Cheairs family by taking part in our daily guided tours. Available seven days per week, these tours begin on the hour and run approximately 60 minutes in length. Easily schedule in advance or simply join in during your visit. Either way, it will be time well spent while at Rippavilla Plantation.   

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Note: The first tour of the day is offered at approximately 10:00 AM and the last tour of the day is offered at 3:30 PM.

House Tours/Admission Prices
Adult Tickets$12.00
Senior Citizens (62+)$10.00
Children (ages 6-12)$7.00
Children 5 & UnderFREE
Groups (10 or more)$10.00
School Groups (per student)$5.00

Closed New Years Eve, New Years Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

​​Whispers Investigations

Paranormal activity. It intrigues people, both young and old, and leaves us looking for logical explanations to unusual events. At Rippavilla Plantation, we regularly seek answers through “Whispers” investigations with resident paranormal investigator, Laura Bentley. Tickets are $85.00 per person and require advance purchase. Guests must be at least 18 years of age.    

2017 Dates
April 22nd

July 29th
August 26th
September 23rd
November 18th

Also, visit our “Whispers Investigations” page to learn more. Tickets may be purchased by calling   931.486.9037 or by visiting the Gift Shop. 


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