Oaklands Mansion Offers “FREE DAY”
May 7, 2023
It doesn’t matter if you are new to Murfreesboro, a long-time resident or just passing through, you are invited to visit Oaklands Mansion and grounds for FREE on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Oaklands Mansion will be open from 10:00AM – 4:00PM for self-guided tours. Signage inside the house explains the evolution of the historic site. Originally constructed as a frontier homestead, the structure evolved into a plantation house that was ultimately adapted to serve as a house museum. Staff and volunteers will be there to meet you and answer questions.
Members of the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County, the Center for Chinese Music and Culture, Murfreesboro Little Theatre, the Murfreesboro Muslim Youth and the Rutherford County Archeological Society will also be on site to welcome you to Free Day.
Gardeners from Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation will be at the community vegetable garden from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Oaklands Park is a native tree arboretum that includes walking trails, gardens and wetlands. View or download the map here. Oaklands Park is open daily from dawn until dusk. Oaklands Mansion is owned and operated by Oaklands Association, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational organization.
Volunteers from the Rutherford County Archaeological Society will share information about some of its projects in the community along with displays and artifacts. Murfreesboro Little Theatre (MLT) will offer free live performances. Come back later that same evening to enjoy Much Ado About Nothing by MLT. More details are here.
There is no charge to attend Free Day. The museum shop will be open for gift shopping. The Hot Dog Guy will be here so come hungry! This event will take place rain or shine. Please bring your own chairs and blankets. Dogs are permitted, but must remain on a leash at all times. Service animals only indoors please.