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Oaklands Historic House Museum

900 North Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37130, USA

Both Union and Confederate armies camped on this 1,500 acre plantation. Confederate Cavalryman Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led a daring raid on the Union troops that occupied Oaklands on July 13, 1862, and he later accepted their surrender in the house -- followed by a dinner. House guest Confederate President Jefferson Davis stayed here while visiting his troops prior to the Battle of Stones River. Many other guests stayed in the house also. The back porch and back lawn were used to care for wounded soldiers.


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From Nashville: Take I-24 East to Murfreesboro Exit 78B (approximately 32 miles), which will loop around and bring you toward Murfreesboro. You will be on Old Fort Parkway/Hwy. 96. When you arrive at the main intersection at Broad Street (Chicago Style Gyro’s will be on the corner), turn right and go to the next traffic light at Main Street and turn left. This will take you to the square. Go halfway around the courthouse and take East Main Street to the third traffic light, which is Maney Avenue and turn left. Follow Maney Avenue all the way until it turns into the driveway for Oaklands.

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, handicapped access, gift shop, meeting/conference room with kitchen, shelter, springs, trails, and gardens

Available Interpretation

Signs, Tours, Trails

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Admission Fee

Adults $10.00, military $7.00, students and children $5.00, children 5 and under free


Tuesday - Saturday 10:00A.M. - 4:00P.M. Sunday 1:00P.M. - 4:00P.M. (last tour starts at 3:00P.M. each day) Closed: on Major Holidays



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