The facade of Rip Rap features one of Natchez’s grandest residential essays in Italianate style with its cast-iron gallery arcades and decorative window cornices. Surrounded by graceful live oaks, Rip Rap was constructed in the mid-1830s for successful Natchez merchant Benjamin Wade and his wife, Zelia Robitaille Wade.
Open for tours year-round, for over 80 years Natchez has opened the doors to some of America’s most exquisite homes and gardens. No matter what time of year you choose to visit this beautiful city on the mighty Mississippi, historic house tours await you. Each home tells its own story, docents at each site will share the rich history of those who lived, worked or visited these heritage sites, while pointing out significant architectural and decorative arts and architectural details. Browse the buildings below and book your Natchez tour online.
This 1835 antebellum gem was built by William A. Beatty for his wife Elizabeth, as their residence as well as where they entertained their guests. This moss draped property boasts beautiful gardens and fountains. Seen in Southern Living and voted by TripAdvisor for the 17th year as one of the world’s top properties based on reviews and opinions collected from travelers around the globe. Come experience the lovely Oak Hill with unique period antiques in every room.