Wetlands & Gardens Tours June 30, 2021



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As the sun sets and darkness falls, walk among the final resting places of thousands of Murfreesboro’s citizens. Hear their stories and learn about Murfreesboro’s unique past! This exclusive tour offers the visitor a rare opportunity to learn about the history of Murfreesboro while experiencing the Evergreen Cemetery after dark!

Dr. James Maney, owner of the Oaklands farm, sold 20 acres of land to the town of Murfreesboro in 1872, and a new public cemetery was developed. Today, Evergreen Cemetery covers over 100 acres and nearly 20,000 individuals are interred there, including, Murfreesboro’s founders, Confederate soldiers, a former Tennessee Governor, business owners, artists, community activists, and those once enslaved by the Maney family.

Tours will depart from the cemetery office entrance on Greenland Drive at 7pm. Tours will last approximately one hour.  Tours are limited to 20 guests at $30.00 per person. No public restrooms are available at the cemetery. Please bring a flashlight and wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, including the Maney Spring which offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A beautiful gift shop and public restrooms are located in Oaklands Visitors Center. The Maney Reception Hall is available for special events and temporary exhibitions.

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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.