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RIP RAP 1835

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Adult Ages 13+
Children Ages 12 & under

Rip Rap

The original portion of Rip Rap was built as a cottage exhibiting features of both Federal and Greek Revival styles. The two front parlors contain fourteen-foot ceilings with original plaster molding and luxurious chandelier medallions and feature four ten-foot windows of 15 lights each, looking over the magnificent front gallery and the grounds beyond. The crystal gasoliers hanging in each parlor are reminiscent of the magnificent paddle wheel steamboats of River fame. The central hall, painted in Trompe-l’oeil stone block motif, leads to a relaxing keeping room, elegantly appointed dining room, morning room, bedroom suites, and back gallery overlooking the grounds of the two-acre property.

Since the time of the Wade family, Rip Rap has been inhabited by a cavalcade of Natchez’s most interesting and noteworthy citizens, including a bull fighter and an elephant!

  • Observe the signature ceiling moldings and chandelier medallions
  • See original works of art from the late 1500s to today
  • Stroll through the side parterre and enjoy the intricate brickwork laid by Master Brick Layer, Duncan Morgan
  • Experience the refreshing breezes on the opulent front gallery shaded by the 200-year-old bountiful oak trees while smelling the scents of sweet olive, sasanqua, camellia, and azaleas in bloom.