“Visiting Oaklands Mansion been an annual community tradition for over fifty years. Ring in the holiday season by experiencing the magic of Christmas. Your ticket purchase supports education and preservation right here in our community,” said James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands.
At its peak, Oaklands was the center of a 1,500- acre plantation and one of the most elegant homes in Rutherford County. Since that time, Oaklands has seen dramatic changes. Following the Civil War, it deteriorated from a majestic mansion to virtual ruins and, in the 1950’s, its very existence was threatened. The mansion was brought back from the brink of destruction, saved from the wrecking ball when a group of concerned ladies created Oaklands Association in 1959. Since that time, the Association has worked tirelessly to restore Oaklands to its original splendor and preserve its unique history.
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. Oaklands Visitors Center houses a gift shop and Maney Reception Hall for special events and temporary exhibitions. Oaklands Mansion is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM and Sundays 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Tours begin on the hour and a short video is offered on the half hour. Plan your trip today! Admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and AAA, $6.00 for children and students, call for group rates. For more information, visit www.oaklandsmansion.org, find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.