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We’re Now Taking Reservations For Our:

“Christmas On The Plantation” Tour
Thursday, December 15, 2011

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 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.

Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation — Admission To All Mansions Listed Above
Lunch At Rippaville Plantation, including taxes & tips –
And, The Services of Professional Tour Guides

COFFEE BREAK TOURS AT:  584-9395 OR 1-800-874-3166