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.