Educational ProgramsField Trips, Guided Tours, Games, Crafts and Outreach Programs At Oaklands


Days of Washing, Churning, and Learning May 11, 2018

Days of Washing, Churning, and Learning

Join us for a day of hands-on activities that focus on chores from the mid-1800s. Students will participate in clothes washing, candle dipping, doll making, butter churning, and rug beating…


Antebellum Academy June 18-22, 2018

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Surrounded by the 1860’s furnishings of the Oaklands mansion, students will be introduced to crafts, music, and history, while being instructed in nineteenth century manners, museum etiquette, tasks and skills expected of young ladies of the period…


Autumn In The Oaks September 21, 2017

Autumn In The Oaks

This is a Fall field day with historic hands-on crafts and games under the autumn trees.  Students will participate in a tree scavenger hunt, leaf rubbings, as well as experience the chores of harvest…


Victorian Mourning Customs October 15-31, 2017

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Special tours at the mansion will highlight customs and clothing used during times of mourning.  Program includes video presentation, mourning customs, and tour of the mansion…

Victorian Holiday Customs December 4-20, 2017

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Experience Victorian holiday customs through decorations and tales from the past as you tour the elegant Oaklands Mansion. Program includes a video presentation, special tour of mansion, and creating historic ornaments to be taken home…


Miss Sally’s Suitcase (Outreach Program) By reservation only.

Mrs. Sally's Suitcase

This is the perfect opportunity to bring Oaklands into your classroom!  The suitcase is packed and Miss Sally is ready to visit your classroom!  Students will explore items of clothing that were worn by boys and girls in the nineteenth century…


The History of Oaklands (Offered daily with reservation)

History of Oaklands

Oaklands, the plantation home of the Maney family, is the only historic house museum in Murfreesboro. The story of Oaklands and the Maney family reflects a time of prosperity in the antebellum south, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War. This program includes…