Oaklands is a historic plantation home and house museum located in Murfreesboro, TN. Oaklands is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a local landmark known for its unique Italianate design. Before the American Civil War, Oaklands was a symbol of Southern wealth and prosperity. With a fortune built upon land, enslaved people, medicine, retail, and railroads, the Maneys were involved in the economic, religious, and educational development of the city. Like most families of their position, the Maneys quickly fell upon economic hardship during and following the Civil War and faded from their previous social prominence.
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 self-guided tour today and experience the unusual evolution of this nationally registered historic structure. The home’s collection of furnishings, artwork and personal items is as unique as the building itself. Museum staff will be available to answer your questions.