MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—New self-guided tours will be offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays during the month of August at Oaklands Mansion.
This new way to experience the mansion will give guests the flexibility to wander the halls at their own pace with signage that is used to explain the history of the home and collection of antique furnishings and decorative arts.
“Highlights of the Oaklands collection include locally made furniture original to the mansion and commercially made pieces like the c.1831 Chickering square grand piano in the parlor,” said James Manning, executive director of Oaklands Mansion. “In addition to furniture, the museum’s collection includes photographs, textiles, and even the macabre, including art made from human hair and medical equipment from the mid-1800’s.”
After exploring the mansion, be sure to see the grounds. Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children. Children who are five-years old and younger are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.oaklandsmansion.org.
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