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Evening tours added to Rippavilla schedule

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Rippavilla in Spring Hill is now managed by the Battle of Franklin Trust.

The Battle of Franklin Trust will offer two evening guided tours at Rippavilla in Spring Hill on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21 and 22. 

“We want to give visitors a unique perspective by offering two evening tours at Rippavilla,” Battle of Franklin Trust CEO Eric A. Jacobson said. “We will focus on sharing the stories of the Cheairs family and the Battle of Spring Hill which was pivotal in understanding why there was a battle in Franklin the following day. In addition, we’ll take a close look at the ongoing restoration of the Greek revival home that was built in the early 1850s.”

Tickets for the tours, given from 6-7 p.m. both days, are $25 per person and may be purchased online at Tour groups are limited, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Other guided tours at Rippavilla include the Classic House Tour, Extended Tour and Battlefield Tour. Rippavilla hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Battle of Franklin Trust also manages Carnton and Carter House in Franklin. For more information and to purchase tour tickets, visit

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