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

Days of Washing, Churning, and Learning May 10, 2019

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…

Summer Camp for Young Ladies June 17-21, 2019


Calling all young ladies to join Oaklands for Summer Camp 2019. Girls ages 11 and up can experience trades & skills from the past during Summer Camp for Young Ladies, presented by Oaklands Mansion from June 17-21, 2019.

On the beautiful grounds of Oaklands Mansion, students will be introduced to history through classes by experienced presenters in food preservation, cooking with herbs, table setting and manners. Students will also explore Oaklands textile collection and assist in the curation of a pop-up summer exhibit.

The camp will operate from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost for the camp is $125. Costumes from the 1800’s will be worn to class on one day. Students may wear their own or borrow from Oaklands costume collection. Limited space is available.  Registration must be received by June 10, 2019.

Autumn In The Oaks September 20, 2018

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, 2018

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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 3-23, 2018


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…