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Oaklands Historic House Museum

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Address: 900 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone Number: +1 615-893-0022
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: An elegant mansion caught in the crossfire of the American Civil War; this...
An elegant mansion caught in the crossfire of the American Civil War; this nationally-registered, historic landmark reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the war between the states.
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Historical gem

As is the case with many historic homes, it was on the brink of ruin. Beautiful building and grounds with a long story predating the Civil War. Tour guide (sorry, forgot his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As is the case with many historic homes, it was on the brink of ruin. Beautiful building and grounds with a long story predating the Civil War. Tour guide (sorry, forgot his name) was very good, said he was new but it did not show.

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Murfreesboro, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The tour is informative but not stuffy. I felt like I learned more about the town too. The new visitors center is very nice. If you like history I recommend a visit

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Was a nice visit, little pricy for just a tour of the house. Tour guides first time giving a tour, he did great and believable. The story and restoration of the home is beautiful.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A treasure to review :) If you enjoy historical homes, this would be a good pick. It is amazing how the times have changed our living choices. There is a large amount of history to capture in this historical home.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Oaklands provides a unique experience nestled in the very heart of Murfreesboro. What a hidden gem! Yesterday, our tour guide, Connor, treated our group of ladies to an informative tour of the mansion that was both entertaining and enlightening. He did a great job of answering our wide range of questions about the history of this beautiful home, the people... More 

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Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A group of us women (15) toured this fabulous mansion and the exhibit "Wedding Dresses through the Decades". When I booked this tour I was more interested in seeing the exhibit of the wedding dresses than the mansion. When I entered the mansion I felt as if I had taken a step back in time. The house was beautifully decorated... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I got here early in the day so had a private tour with Mac as my guide. He was friendly and personable and had a reasonably good grasp on the history of this place. It was founded around the 1820s and built up by the Maney family, a wealthy and prestigious local clan descended from French Huguenots. Like many houses... More 

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Davenport, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Raina is a great tour guide. Enjoyed her tour and her love for history. The mansion is in good hands. Keep up the good work!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Fort Nashborough Daughters of the American Revolution had the privilege of taking a tour of this Civl War era mansion. One member of our group's great-grandfather lived in the house - which made the tour paritcularly speacial. Raina, our extremely knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide, did an excellent job. The home is well kept and the grounds are gorgeous.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Oaklands is the home of the Maney family. It is a fascinating example of how a family kept enlarging their home as the family grew. This house is beautiful and intriguing in its design. It has a public section and a family section. The Maney's were wealthy and the guest or public parts of the house show this. The house... More 

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