MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- Explore Murfreesboro’s most mysterious mansion and experience some of the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era at Oaklands Mansion. As the doors creak open to reveal the town’s spookiest historic home, guides in mourning attire will be stationed through-out the mansion to answer questions.
As you explore the dark corners and dimly lit parlors, you will find unusual and curious items. For your safety, please bring your own flashlight. These special evening openings of the mansion will take place on Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with admission of $10 for adults and students ages 12 & up and $5 for children ages 6-11.
“While in the downtown area, enjoying the fall fun, take the opportunity to see Oaklands after dark! When your flashlight tour is over, if you dare, take a walk on the dimly lit trails of the wetlands and see the dark reflections of Maney Spring” said James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands Mansion.
Tickets are $10 for adults and students ages 12 & up and $5 for children ages 6-11. Purchase your tickets in advance, on our website, or in the gift shop. Be prepared to show proof of payment at the front doors of the mansion to avoid ticket lines. For your safety, Oaklands’ main drive will be closed. Please park at Oaklands Park Picnic Pavilion located at 427 Roberts Street. Then follow the path to the mansion to begin your tour!
Each night, the Baker’s Dozen Cookie Cabin will be selling delicious Halloween themed cookies and beverages, so plan to get a snack while you walk 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. Oaklands Visitors Center houses a gift shop and Maney Reception Hall for special events and temporary exhibitions. For more information, visit www.oaklandsmansion.org, find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.