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Oaklands Historic House Museum

900 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-893-0022
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Murfreesboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Longmont, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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 I contributed some of the historical documents on display in the Visitors Center/Gift Shop.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
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Hidden near downtown Murfreesboro is an historic and beautiful plantation home, complete with iron gates and tree lined drive. A new visitor center offers a lovely gift shop and fascinating film about the mansion's origins, additions, Civil War involvement, and ultimate revival by the community. The guide was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Tour of the home is great and we were given a very informative tour from Bob. We first saw a film and then taken to the home to see things firsthand. We have taken guests from out of town twice, once in Sept. & now today in October. All parties were very impressed. We could ask Bob questions and he... More

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Bob from ireland is a great tour guide know his history i was amazed with everything from video to the house

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