Join Oaklands Mansion’s Special Events Representative and Master Gardener, Connor Moss, for a unique tour of Oaklands Park. Make plans to schedule your tour, beginning June 1st, to explore the former grounds of this historic site, now open as a public park.
Guided tours of Oaklands Park will be offered June 1-30, 2020, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. by reservation only. Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens. The grounds tour will include an overview of the arboretum, wetlands and gardens. These three components of Oaklands Park provide a unique setting to learn about uses of plants, both in history and in modern times.
“Oaklands Park is downtown Murfreesboro’s largest natural wetland area and is a rarity for such a densely populated community,” says Connor Moss, Special Events Representative & Master Gardener at Oaklands Mansion. “The park provides a fascinating study area for both its wildlife and plant-life, and June is wonderful time to visit.”
Admission for the grounds tour is $15 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the maintenance and preservation of the grounds. Tours will be available Tuesdays-Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. by reservation only. Reservations are required as space is limited. For tickets, please www.oaklandsmansion.org. Please be aware that the entirety of the grounds tour will take place outside and requires extensive walking. Allow 45 minutes for the tour and dress appropriately for the weather.
If you would like to tour the mansion before the wetlands tour, please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your reserved grounds tour for a self-guided tour. General admission to the mansion is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and AAA, $6 for children and students. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. For more information visit www.oaklandsmansion.org. You can find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.