Oaklands Mansion

Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Oaklands Mansion Reviews: 4.5/5

Oaklands Mansion
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Oaklands Mansion was a symbol of wealth and prosperity in pre-civil war Middle Tennessee. From approximately 1815, until its completion just before the war, Oaklands was built in four distinct phases by two generations of the Maney family and their enslaved workforce. Later, sold at auction to cover debts incurred as a result of the war, the mansion’s evolution is a demonstration of the adaptive reuse of a structure by multiple families over an extended period. By the 1950s the derelict mansion was abandoned and scheduled for demolition. Ultimately, it was restored and transformed into a house museum that serves the community as a cultural and heritage tourism destination. Book your self-guided tour today and experience the unusual evolution of this nationally registered historic structure. The home's collection of furnishings, artwork and personal items are as unique as the building itself. Museum staff will be available to answer your questions.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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CharlieV2011
Chicago, IL1,533 contributions
Nice Presentation of Home’s History!
Oct 2021 • Solo
I visited this beautifully restored estate and the presentation kept my interest! On the premises, visitors will have access to walking trails, restrooms, and a gift shop. The tour of the house is self guided, but there are plenty of signs that explain the rooms you enter and plenty of signs that go into detail about previous owners and restorations. It was a great experience and the details presented allowed me to picture what the house would have been like during the Civil War and postwar. Great way to spend 1 hour!
Written October 13, 2021
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TRob28
Murfreesboro, TN9 contributions
Murfreesboro Oktoberfest
Sep 2021 • Friends
I attended the seventh annual Oktoberfest. What a GREAT event. Oakland’s mansion is the perfect spot. Beautiful grounds and the weather was perfect. The event is outside and having the mansion in the background makes for a great autumn 🍂 setting. Outstanding craft beer and food trucks topped it off. I plan on coming back next year!
Written September 26, 2021
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Venture65006
1 contribution
Great event
Jul 2021
The Oaklands' Annual Summer Party was another great success. Good food, drink, and music. What a lovely way to spend a pleasant summer evening.
Written July 10, 2021
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CJG2
West Fork, AR8 contributions
Wonderful historic home and grounds
Jun 2021 • Solo
Wonderful restored historic home with grounds certified as an arboretum. Home is only open for self tours during set times, so check ahead. The house has very well curated signs explaining room use as well as identifying many of the family history and oil portraits. The docent was very personable and knowledgeable and was available to answer questions. The surrounding grounds are covered with mature trees that have identification signs which include historic use information. Walking the grounds was a very pleasant break from road travel.
Written June 27, 2021
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Ron S
Knoxville, TN2 contributions
Great access
May 2021
We were very impressed as to how much of the home, and it's contents, we were able to have access. Most of the rooms can be entered where other house tours make you stop at a doorway to view a room. We were late to our tour due to a downed wire in a remote area, but the staff was very cordial and allowed us to start the tour immediately upon arrival. Amazing work on the house from seeing photos of previous condition. Great plant and tree identification around the grounds.
Written May 15, 2021
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luvmythree
luvmythree35 contributions
Well worth the visit!
Mar 2021
Beautifully restored home and grounds with many original furnishings. Our quick drive up to the house during Spring Break 2021 turned into the highlight of our Spring Break week. I live in Arkansas now, but I lived in Murfreesboro as a toddler, returned to Murfreesboro for 4 years in college, married a Murfreesboro boy, and my West Tennessee parents moved to Murfreesboro in 1995, BUT until our visit during Spring Break , I had NEVER toured or even seen the beautiful Oaklands Mansion. I'm so glad I finally took the time to visit! Luckily, we decided to drop into the gift shop on that beautiful spring day, even though the house itself was closed. It was in the gift shop that we met James, the man who runs the home. My husband told him about his days as a teen docent at the Oaklands Mansion in the 1980's, and how I had never even seen the home. Although it remains closed to tours, James kindly gave us a detailed tour. What a treat! He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history and future of this home. I highly recommend that everyone take time to visit. It's truly a treasure.
Written May 4, 2021
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Sloan M
Mount Juliet, TN29 contributions
Christmas
Dec 2020 • Friends
This is a beautiful well maintained historic mansion. The furnishings are beautiful. The staff was helpful and friendly. The grounds are well kept. A must to see. We enjoyed the afternoon envisioning what it was like living there.
Written December 18, 2020
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APompa13
Lexington, KY67 contributions
Beautiful and Historic Home
Sep 2020
Oaklands Mansion is an amazing place to visit and tour. The grounds are very well kept and the staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. The mansion has been beautifully restored and is well kept.
Written September 22, 2020
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Thomas S
1 contribution
Great place to visit in Murfreesboro, TN
Sep 2020
The home was beautifully restored with authentic furnishings and several historical items from the home. What was most touching was the human stories throughout that reported what life was like in that home and plantation from both the owners and the enslaved giving both voice.
Written September 12, 2020
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Ray H
Fort Myers, FL15 contributions
nice place
Mar 2020
fun plac e to wlak through inside and out my son loved the trail and he loves the honeysuckles lol hehehehe
Written April 27, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review!
Written July 24, 2020
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM