OAKLANDS MANSION PRESENTS: Tombstones at Twilight
Evening Tours of Evergreen Cemetery – April 23 and 24, 2021
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – As the sun sets and darkness falls, walk among the final resting places of thousands of Murfreesboro’s citizens. Hear their stories and learn about Murfreesboro’s unique past! This exclusive tour offers the visitor a rare opportunity to learn about the history of Murfreesboro while experiencing the Evergreen Cemetery after dark!
Dr. James Maney, owner of the Oaklands farm, sold 20 acres of land to the town of Murfreesboro in 1872, and a new public cemetery was developed. Today, Evergreen Cemetery covers over 100 acres and nearly 20,000 individuals are interred there, including, Murfreesboro’s founders, Confederate soldiers, a former Tennessee Governor, business owners, artists, community activists, and those once enslaved by the Maney family.
Tours will depart from the cemetery office entrance on Greenland Drive at 7pm. Tours will last approximately one hour. Space is limited. Tours are limited to 20 guests at $30.00 per person. No public restrooms are available at the cemetery. Please bring a flashlight and wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.
All proceeds benefit Oaklands Mansion and the Evergreen Cemetery.
Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, including the Maney Spring which offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A beautiful gift shop and public restrooms are located in Oaklands Visitors Center. The Maney Reception Hall is available for special events and temporary exhibitions.
Oaklands gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Tours of Oaklands Mansion will resume on April 1st. Tickets are available at www.oaklandsmansion.org.