Oaklands Historic House Museum

Author of “How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History” to Speak at Oaklands Mansion

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 2:00p.m. Oaklands will host local author, Lucinda Poole Cockrell, as she discusses How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History, which was co-authored with Elizabeth “Wiz” Dow. This event will be held in the Front Parlor of Oaklands Mansion. After the author talk, Mrs. Cockrell…

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New Self-Guided Tours in August

As we all embrace the back to school season and changing schedules, new self-guided tours will be offered during the month of August. This exciting new way to experience the mansion will give guests the flexibility to wander the halls at their own pace with signage that is used to explain the history of the…

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Self-Guided Tours in August

As we all embrace the back to school season and changing schedules, new self-guided tours will be offered during the month of August. This exciting new way to experience the mansion will give guests the flexibility to wander the halls at their own pace with signage that is used to explain the history of the…

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Now accepting applications for Holiday Marketplace vendors!

Great holiday shopping back for A second year… For 35 years, Oaklands Mansion has hosted its candlelight tour of downtown Murfreesboro homes and churches. This year in conjunction with tours of beautiful historic residences, Oaklands will host its Holiday Marketplace! A selection of local artisans and craftspeople from around Murfreesboro will feature their wares including…

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TN Nursery Donates Plants

Oaklands Mansion is proud to be the recipient of native ferns from the TN Nursery’s free plant program. TN Nursery offers free plants to organizations such as non-profits, government restoration planting and universities for higher research at no cost. Thank you TN Nursery for keeping America beautiful one plant at a time!   https://www.tnnursery.net/

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Join us for Free Day at Oaklands!

FREE!  It’s not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion.  Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, May 12th at Oaklands Mansion for “Free Day.” Dr. James Maney and his wife Sallie Hardy Murfree began their plantation with the construction of a modest two-room cabin, circa 1818.  By 1860, their home…

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Take a wetlands walk with us!

Join Oaklands Mansion’s Curator and Master Gardener, Connor Moss, for a unique tour of Oaklands Park. Mark your calendars now to spend Sunday, April 29th exploring the former grounds of this historic plantation, now open as a public park. Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes…

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Oaklands Receives Grant for Outdoor Classroom

Oaklands Mansion, an antebellum house museum located in downtown Murfreesboro, has just received a grant from The Christy-Houston Foundation for construction of an outdoor classroom.  The historic mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for both its architectural and Civil War significance. Since its initial restoration in1959, the mansion has been a…

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