Oaklands Mansion to Re-Open with Self-Guided Tours on June 2, 2020
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – As we all embrace the opportunity to re-open through challenges and changes, self-guided tours of Oaklands Mansion will be offered during regular business hours beginning June 2, 2020. This self-guided experience of 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.
Upon re-opening, there will be some changes put into place for the safety of all. We expect these changes will be adjusted and updated as needed. There will be no public access to the Visitors Center and the museum gift shop will remain closed. Tickets can be purchased online only, so please pre-purchase tickets in advance and be prepared to show proof of purchase. Upon arrival, please visit the check-in table outside of the building to receive tour instructions. We recommend guests allow 45 minutes for the self-guided tour. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and exit of the mansion. The restroom in the mansion will be available to visitors taking a tour of the mansion and will be cleaned throughout the day. Visitors may wear a mask, but one will not be provided for them. Masks will be worn by staff when working with visitors.
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. Whether you are a first time visitor or have been many times in the past, we invite you to come again and experience Oaklands in a whole new way.
“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. 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.” said James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands Mansion.
Beginning June 2, 2020, self-guided tours will be available during regular visiting hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At this time, Oaklands will remain closed on Sundays and Mondays. Admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, $6.00 for students & children and ages five and under is free. For more information, visit www.oaklandsmansion.org. ###