Oaklands Mansion
Oaklands Mansion
4.5
12:00 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
Sunday
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Oaklands Mansion was a symbol of wealth and prosperity in pre-civil war Middle Tennessee. From approximately 1818, until its completion just before the war, Oaklands was built in four distinct phases for two generations of the Maney family by their enslaved workforce. Later, sold at auction to cover debt, 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 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. Self-guided tours can become conversational in nature depending upon visitor needs. Staff members are always available to our guests.
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  • CyndiMom
    Manhattan Beach, California284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a gem - a not miss
    This gem is well worth a visit. It was not high on our visit list but ended up being one of our favorite places. It’s not large so an hour or so will be enough. The outside porch area is lovely and the view of the huge lawn was beautiful. We were there at the end of the day and they closed up as we left and we asked if we could sit on the porch in the rocking chairs and just relax and they said, be our guest. So, we sat, rocked, talked and enjoyed a sweeping view of the huge lawn/garden. Make sure you take the time to visit this house!
    Visited May 2023
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Brandee c
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome visit, Harrison was terrific!!
    Absolutely worth the last minute visit. The grounds are very well maintained and the mansion is beautiful. We purchased the self guided tour but our guide Harrison was with us the whole time. We LOVED him ! He was full of historical facts, answered all our questions and really seemed to enjoy interacting with us!! We had an awesome experience!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 9, 2023
  • TRob28
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oktoberfest at Oaklands
    My daughters (adult) and friends attended the Oktoberfest held at Oaklands Mansion on 9/30/2023. What a blast. So much fun, great live music, cigars from Liquid Smoke, food trucks, and a GREAT collection of local craft beers. I 100% recommend Oktoberfest at Oaklands!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 4, 2023
  • KeldCNielsen
    Atlanta, Georgia374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful old house
    This is a beautiful restored house with a lot of history. The park is also really nice for a short stroll. We were lucky to get on a guided tour which was great. Don’t know how the self guided tour would have worked. Highly recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Bonnie H
    Orange County, California20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Southern Gem
    I love visiting historic homes and Oaklands Mansion did not disappoint. Harrison, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the home and its former residents. The rooms are enchanting with many of the original furnishings There are photos of how the home looked before restoration. Don’t miss the Murano glass chandelier in the upstairs hallway.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 14, 2024
  • Hallhouse38
    Huntingdon, Tennessee35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem, offering insight into the past and the history of the enslaved people.
    Interesting Mansion and grounds, not crowded, good guide and allowed ample time to explore. Admission price very reasonable. Included information about slavery at Oaklands Mansion and efforts to obtain personal information about the enslaved people who labored on the plantation.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 8, 2024
  • Gordon H
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oaklands Mansion
    We had one of the best tours here at Oaklands Mansion that we've ever had. Our tour guide Jody was so fun and interesting we really enjoyed her personality and knowledge. I am so glad we did this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in these old mansions. The restoration and the artifacts in every room were amazing and a testament to the dedication of everyone involved.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 25, 2024
  • Michael R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    -Wonderful tour and host
    Had the pleasure of a tour with Harrison our host at the Oaklands Mansion. We had a party of three armed with a good deal of questions regarding the history and construction of the mansion along with the original family owners/founders. awae were all impressed with Harrison's knowledge and willingness to expand on all of our questions. We will definitely visit again and perhaps take advantage of an evening tour . Thanks to Harrison for hosting us today .
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2024
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Bonnie H
Orange County, CA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I love visiting historic homes and Oaklands Mansion did not disappoint. Harrison, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the home and its former residents. The rooms are enchanting with many of the original furnishings There are photos of how the home looked before restoration. Don’t miss the Murano glass chandelier in the upstairs hallway.
Written March 14, 2024
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luvmythree
luvmythree37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Matthew V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
My husband and I had a fantastic time. We plan to go back again and walk around more outside and check out the gift shop. The house and the history is really interesting. The Executive Director showed us around the mansion. He told us so much history on the furniture, decor, changes the house went thru as well as the surrounding areas. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Written January 16, 2023
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TRob28
Murfreesboro, TN19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
My daughters (adult) and friends attended the Oktoberfest held at Oaklands Mansion on 9/30/2023. What a blast. So much fun, great live music, cigars from Liquid Smoke, food trucks, and a GREAT collection of local craft beers. I 100% recommend Oktoberfest at Oaklands!
Written October 4, 2023
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Gordon H
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had one of the best tours here at Oaklands Mansion that we've ever had. Our tour guide Jody was so fun and interesting we really enjoyed her personality and knowledge. I am so glad we did this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in these old mansions. The restoration and the artifacts in every room were amazing and a testament to the dedication of everyone involved.
Written April 25, 2024
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Michael R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Had the pleasure of a tour with Harrison our host at the Oaklands Mansion. We had a party of three armed with a good deal of questions regarding the history and construction of the mansion along with the original family owners/founders. awae were all impressed with Harrison's knowledge and willingness to expand on all of our questions. We will definitely visit again and perhaps take advantage of an evening tour . Thanks to Harrison for hosting us today .
Written July 2, 2024
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CyndiMom
Manhattan Beach, CA284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This gem is well worth a visit. It was not high on our visit list but ended up being one of our favorite places. It’s not large so an hour or so will be enough. The outside porch area is lovely and the view of the huge lawn was beautiful. We were there at the end of the day and they closed up as we left and we asked if we could sit on the porch in the rocking chairs and just relax and they said, be our guest. So, we sat, rocked, talked and enjoyed a sweeping view of the huge lawn/garden. Make sure you take the time to visit this house!
Written August 24, 2023
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TRob28
Murfreesboro, TN19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
My family and I went to Oktoberfest on 9/24/22. I had purchased 4 regular, and 2 DD, for my family, in advance as required. We met several friends at the mansion. The check in process was smooth. The set up was perfect! We enjoyed some great beers, cigars from the Humidor, and there was even a spot to watch college football! My family enjoyed the food trucks, and axe throwing. It was such a GREAT time, and I will be back!!
Written September 27, 2022
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TRob28
Murfreesboro, TN19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Brandee c
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Absolutely worth the last minute visit. The grounds are very well maintained and the mansion is beautiful. We purchased the self guided tour but our guide Harrison was with us the whole time. We LOVED him ! He was full of historical facts, answered all our questions and really seemed to enjoy interacting with us!! We had an awesome experience!!
Written September 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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