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“Tour of Oaklands” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oaklands Historic House Museum

Oaklands Historic House Museum
900 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-0022
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Owner description: A hidden gem in the heart of Tennessee. Visit today to explore beautiful Oaklands Mansion. While here, see the native tree arboretum with walking trails, heritage gardens and natural wetlands of adjacent Oaklands Park.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“Tour of Oaklands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited Oaklands on Oct. 15, during which time the house was exhibiting mourning customs of the period. The house and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. A short film summarizing the house's history is given in the visitors' center/gift shop, preceding the walk-through of the house. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and added much information. (He worked for the national park service and was on furlough -- this was during the Oct. 2013 government shutdown -- so it was very good of him to give the tour!) We highly recommend a visit to Oaklands.

Visited October 2013
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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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“The Oaklands in Murfreesboro, TN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was a beautiful home and the grounds were more like a park. Coundn't take pictures inside home but all you want outside. Not that much walking to do here. Our tour guide did a great job telling us about the home and the back ground of the original owners. She was a young girl and I am sorry I don't remember her name. The museum was interesting too and there is a short film before touring the home. I really had never heard ot this place before but I am very glad we went there.

Visited October 2013
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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“Beautiful and Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We visited this lovely place earlier this week and we are so happy we did. It is just wonderful. The grounds are just lovely also. We were in Murfreesboro visiting a friend whose granddaughter had gotten married in the event facility on the grounds several years ago. She did not get to tour the home at that time so we were so pleased the home was open for tours when we went. We learned a lot from our lovely young guide. The home itself is so beautiful. The history of it and its part in the Civil War were fascinating. The only negative thing I could say is that there were only 3 of us on the tour and yet the guide literally shouted throughout the entire time. All of us had headaches at the end.

Visited September 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Beautiful and historic home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We visited the mansion and grounds early in the morning. The interior was not available for touring when we were there, but we took many exterior photos of this beautiful old home. Well worth the stop and we hope to time it better to be abale to go through the home on another trip.

Visited September 2013
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Nashville
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“Wonderful Place To Visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I have lived in Nashville for a long time, but only recently found out about Oaklands. I visited with my wife and we had a great time. The tour guide was excellent and the home and it's history is incredible. I recommend a visit here for anyone.

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