We’re Now Taking Reservations For Our:
“Christmas On The Plantation” Tour
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Join Us As We Travel Back Over 150 Years Ago To Southern Middle Tennessee
Where We Will Visit Three (3) Beautiful South Antebellum Mansions All Decked Out With Beautiful Christmas
Decoration. We Will Enjoy A Delicious And Bountiful Holiday Plantation Meal At Rippavilla Plantation And Visit
One Mansion Opening Exclusively For Us.
We’ll leave Camden at 8:00 a.m. from our departure location at the Wal Mart parking lot on Highway 641 in
Camden and travel on our deluxe, luxury motor coach with reclining seats, large picture windows and an on-
board rest room for your comfort.
We’ll start our tour at the Rippavilla Plantation, a magnificent Antebellum mansion which has been decorated
for the season. Built in the 1850’s by Major Nathaniel Cheairs, this home is noted for its beauty, history and a
romantic love story which broke a long family tradition. This 22 room home was on the route of both
Confederate and Union armies and thus became part of Civil War history. This was the site of an important
breakfast of Confederate Generals on the morning of the Battle of Franklin. In addition to enjoying this
beautiful home and its furnishings, there is an exhibit of Civil War items and
family pictures and memorabilia to enjoy.
After touring the home, we’ll have a seat in the beautiful double parlors to
experience a delightful plantation style holiday meal.
Our next stop is historic Elm Springs. A burning broom placed by marauding union troops trying to escape the
oncoming Confederate Calvary set into motion a near catastrophe for one of the most perfectly situated
plantation homes in Columbia. Elm Springs overlooks adjoining plantations on near-by hills and allows us to
imagine the same scene back 150 years ago. The gift shop here features a wide variety of Southern heritage
items available nowhere else in the area. While here, listen carefully for the ghosts who walk the property and
hear their stories from the local guides.
A private home will open their doors exclusively for Coffee Break Tours. That’s right, Hamilton Place will open
exclusively for us to visit. The story behind the building of this home involves Andrew Jackson, a broken
engagement and a promise kept of a mansion built. Explore the rarely seen interior of a National Register
treasure. This beautiful “private” home is a wonderful example of
mixing modern conveniences with historic treasures.
INCLUDED IN YOUR LOW TOUR PRICE:
Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation — Admission To All Mansions Listed Above
Lunch At Rippaville Plantation, including taxes & tips –
And, The Services of Professional Tour Guides
Call us today to receive a full brochure
584-9395 OR 1-800-874-3166