DECEMBER 6, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Explore historic homes in holiday splendor at the 31st Annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes on December 6, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The tour, sponsored by Franklin Synergy Bank, will feature private historic homes, a distinctive church, and the graceful Oaklands Mansion.

James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands Association, said “The Tour of Homes has been an annual community tradition for over thirty years.  We couldn’t be more grateful to the homeowners, sponsors and volunteers who put the “fun” this fundraising event.  Begin your holiday season by experiencing the character and personality of these fine homes and their respective caretakers. Your ticket purchase supports education and preservation right here in our community.”

While enjoying the festive walking tour, please visit the Julia’s HomeStyle Bakery Food Truck for hot holiday beverages and seasonal pastries. The bakery is generously donating a portion of all proceeds from the evening’s truck sales to the grand Oaklands Mansion, which is the cornerstone of the tour. Look for the pink truck and warm up with a sweet holiday treat!

Set in the historic district of Murfreesboro, stops along the holiday tour include the following buildings:

  • Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 North Maney Avenue
  • Mr.& Mrs. William Patterson & Family, Murfree-Patterson House,   332 East Main Street
  • Ms. Linda Parks, 401 East Main Street
  • Mr. & Mrs. Larry Sims, 537 East Main Street
  • Dr. & Mrs. Eric Egli, 602 East Main Street
  • Ms. Jane Blakey, Hastings House Bed & Breakfast, 223 North Academy
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chip Hoover, 330 East Lytle
  • Central Christian Church, 404 East Main Street

Come explore this lovingly restored mansion brought back to its former glory, as well as some of the elegant homes on East Main Street. The proceeds of the Candlelight Tour of Homes go toward the continuing preservation of this historic treasure.  Admission is $12.50 per adult in advance; $15.00 per adult at the door, $5.00 per child ages 6-17 in advance or at the door, ages 5 and under is free.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.oaklandsmansion.org or at Oaklands’ Museum Shop. On the night of the tour, tickets can be purchased at any home on the tour or at Oaklands’ Museum Shop. Oaklands Association is a non-profit educational organization. For information on becoming a member or a volunteer, please call (615) 893-0022 or email: info@oaklandsmansion.org.