About Rippavilla

Come one, come all to Historic Rippavilla, the stately, 160+ year old home of  Nathaniel F. Cheairs IV. and Susan McKissack Cheairs.


Located in the heart of Spring Hill, Tennessee – just minutes from historic Franklin and downtown Nashville– Rippavilla features a stunning and fully restored 1855 Greek Revival styled mansion, complete with original Cheairs family antiques, heirlooms and Civil War artifacts. 


The grounds, which span 98 acres in Maury County, encompass the family and slave cemeteries, Freeman's Bureau school house, slave quarters, and the Battlefield of Spring Hill (precursor to the famous Battle of Franklin). 


Historic Rippavilla is open daily for guided tours, field trips, family outings, and occasional community events.


The extraordinary home, which is listed on the U.S. National

Register of Historic Places, is also the ideal setting for 

weddings, receptions and other private functions. 

Rippavilla is owned and maintained by the City of Spring Hill.  

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We are closed effective March 31st, 2021.



5700 Main Street

P.O. Box 1169

Spring Hill, TN 37174



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