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Mar
31
Fri
Oaklands Mansion: Wetlands & Gardens Tour
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Oaklands Mansion’s Curator and Master Gardener, Connor Moss, for a unique tour of Oaklands Park. Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, April 8th exploring the former grounds of this historic plantation, now open as a public park.

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. The grounds tour will include an overview of the arboretum, wetlands and gardens. These three components of Oaklands Park provide a unique setting to learn about uses of plants, both in history and in modern times.

“Oaklands Park is downtown Murfreesboro’s largest natural wetland area and is a rarity for such a densely populated community,” says Connor Moss, Curator and Master Gardener at Oaklands Mansion. “The park provides a fascinating study area for both its wildlife and plant-life, and April is the best time to see them beginning to emerge.”

Admission for the grounds tour is $15 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the maintenance and preservation of the grounds. The tour will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklands Mansion’s Visitors Center. Reservations are required as space is limited. For tickets, please call (615) 893-0022. Please be aware that the entirety of the grounds tour will take place outside and requires extensive walking.

If you would like to tour the mansion before the wetlands tour, please arrive at Oaklands Visitors Center by 12:30 p.m. Tours begin on the hour and a short video is offered on the half hour.  General admission to the mansion is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and AAA, $6 for children and students, call for group rates. For more information visit www.OaklandsMansion.org. You can find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Apr
1
Sat
Stones River National Battlefield: Park Day Volunteer Project
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Park Day Volunteer Project

Date & Time
04/01/2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
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A group of more than 150 volunteers pose in front a stream.

Help us celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday!

Stones River National Battlefield calls upon our friends and neighbors to join us and our partners at Picnic Pavilion #2 in Old Fort Park on Saturday April 1, 2017 as we work to remove trash and invasive exotic plants from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort Park and the Lytle Creek Greenway.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM. The Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield and Walmart will provide lunch for all volunteers at 12:30 PM, and the first 250 registrants will receive a Park Day t-shirt.

What: Park Day Volunteer Project

When: Saturday April 1, 2017 – Registration begins at 8:30 AM

Where: Picnic Pavilion #2 at Murfreesboro’s Old Fort Park

What Will We Do: Remove invasive exotic plants and trash from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort Park and the Lytle Creek Greenway.

Volunteers should wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes. Please also bring work gloves if you have them.


Location:
Picnic Pavilion #2 – Murfreesboro’s Old Fort Park | Map
Time:
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
Jim Lewis
Contact Email:
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Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Apr
8
Sat
Stones River National Battlefield: Bicycle Tour of Stones River National Battlefield
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Bicycle Tour of Stones River National Battlefield

Date & Time
Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 05/13/2017, 06/10/2017, 07/08/2017, 08/12/2017, 09/09/2017, 10/14/2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fee Information
Free
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Ranger and visitors riding bicycles

Join a ranger for guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield on the second Saturday of the month from April through October. Get healthy exercise, reduce your carbon footprint, and learn about the major Civil War battle that occurred here in late 1862 and early 1863. This program will take visitors through the battlefield using the tour road and the Stones River Greenway. The tour is limited to 15 participants per program.

At several points during the ride, the ranger will stop to discuss the major military actions that affected the outcome of the Battle of Stones River. Some of the stories included are the fighting in Slaughter Pen, the desperate stand of the Union army along the Nashville Pike, and the terrible climax to the battle that bloodied the banks of the Stones River.

Participants will meet at the visitor center at 8:45 AM with their bikes. Children, ages 16 and under must wear safety helmets, and all other participants are encouraged to wear them as well. The tour will begin at 9 AM. The ride will travel up to seven miles and last about ninety minutes.


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
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Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Stones River National Battlefield: Find Your Park
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date & Time

Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/16/2017, 04/22/2017, 04/23/2017, 04/29/2017, 04/30/2017 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
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Find Your Park Logo

Visitors will spend time with a ranger discovering the the unique cultural or natural resources that make Stones River National Battlefield a place where lasting memories can be made. (30 minutes)


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Apr
9
Sun
Sam Davis Home: Vintage Baseball!
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Image result for sam davis home vintage baseballCome on out to the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation this Sunday at 10am for Vintage Baseball! The Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball recreates historic 19th century baseball in period jerseys and plays by the rules of the game from that time.

Fun for the whole family! — Free Admission!

We will be grilling hot dogs and burgers, and we will have fresh beverages ready for your enjoyment (Prices on concessions available at event).

Stones River National Battlefield: Find Your Park
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date & Time

Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/16/2017, 04/22/2017, 04/23/2017, 04/29/2017, 04/30/2017 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
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Find Your Park Logo

Visitors will spend time with a ranger discovering the the unique cultural or natural resources that make Stones River National Battlefield a place where lasting memories can be made. (30 minutes)


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Apr
15
Sat
Sam Davis Home: Easter Eggstravaganza
Apr 15 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Image result for sam davis home easter eggstravaganzaJoin us for games, crafts, fun and, most importantly, an Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny will also be here ready to celebrate the day.

Stones River National Battlefield: Find Your Park
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date & Time

Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/16/2017, 04/22/2017, 04/23/2017, 04/29/2017, 04/30/2017 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
Contact Us
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Find Your Park Logo

Visitors will spend time with a ranger discovering the the unique cultural or natural resources that make Stones River National Battlefield a place where lasting memories can be made. (30 minutes)


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Apr
16
Sun
Stones River National Battlefield: Find Your Park
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date & Time

Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/16/2017, 04/22/2017, 04/23/2017, 04/29/2017, 04/30/2017 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
Contact Us
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Find Your Park Logo

Visitors will spend time with a ranger discovering the the unique cultural or natural resources that make Stones River National Battlefield a place where lasting memories can be made. (30 minutes)


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Apr
22
Sat
Stones River National Battlefield: Find Your Park
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date & Time

Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/16/2017, 04/22/2017, 04/23/2017, 04/29/2017, 04/30/2017 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
Contact Us
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Find Your Park Logo

Visitors will spend time with a ranger discovering the the unique cultural or natural resources that make Stones River National Battlefield a place where lasting memories can be made. (30 minutes)


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501

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