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Oaklands Historic House Museum

Address: 900 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone Number: 615-893-0022
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Murfreesboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: An elegant mansion caught in the crossfire of the American Civil War; this nationally-registered...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
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221 reviews 221 reviews
120 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had this review all set in my mind and got derailed by seeing the other reviews... For me, one of the best parts of this tour (as opposed to nearly anywhere else in the south) is that they didn't beat the Civil War history of the place into your dead horse hair. The graceful manse did figure prominently in... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Historical Educational Civil War Site Great for students Tour Guides are Excellent Located in the Heart of Murfreesboro

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Fairview, Tennessee, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is one of those hidden, unexpected jewels you didn't know existed until driving by a sign marking it's existence. We were out on a day trip not sure what was in store for our day and decided to give the museum a try. The museum was very nice and we enjoyed the video describing the home in it's historical... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We arrived at the Historic Civil War Mansion at 2:30 PM We were the only couple on the tour. The tour guide's name was Raina, she is the event planner and guide. Raina is very knowledgeable in the history of the family and the grounds. We had a great hour tour and learned several bits of Civil War history. Raina... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that the Maneys were ancestors of mine, George being my GG Grandfather, although he is not part of the Maneys residing in this home. I contributed some of the historical documents on display in the Visitors Center/Gift Shop. My brother and I visited because of the family ties and were impressed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour which I did with my 7 and 8 year old son and they raved about it too. Raina was a great tour guide with so many great facts and stories about the home and surrounding area. Who knew what "mind your beeswax" really meant?

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Millersburg, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was a beautiful mansion, very well restored and our tour guide, Raina, did an outstanding job and was very personable. We loved it and may come back next year for the Christmas tour.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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30 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovingly restored and maintained 1800's plantation manor. Our tour guide, Raine, was very good and gave us information I had never heard before about the old southern way of life. Well worth a visit. The video was very informative as well.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this is a good place to go and learn about the past and see how people lived then. Very entertaining

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Lascassas, TN
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've toured Oaklands several times over the past few years and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. I played in the old mansion as a kid when it was really derelict. It was renovated in the early 60's thanks to the efforts of a group of Murfreesboro ladies. It is now the premier attraction in the 'Boro, I think. Every time... More 

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