Walking tour explores old Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Post, June 22, 2011

Enjoy a summer stroll through the North Maney Avenue Historic District with the staff of Oaklands Historic House Museum and experience the architecture of Murfreesboro’s first subdivision, called Maney’s Addition.

Evening walking tours will take place from 6-9 p.m. July 15 and 16 as various architectural elements such as arches and columns designed to reflect the Italianate style of the Oaklands Mansion are explored.

The plantation fields stretching from the mansion to Lytle Street included the original carriage drive to the Maney’s home.

After the Civil War, the family began to sell off pieces of its 1,500-acre plantation, which included the long carriage path, now known as North Maney Avenue.

“We love to tell the story of how the Maney’s plantation provided land for many aspects of our city’s development including Evergreen Cemetery and Maney’s Addition,” said James Manning, executive director of Oaklands Historic House Museum.

Tour will begin at Oaklands Historic House Museum with an admission price of $15 per person.

Reservations for each evening’s tour are required and can be made by calling Oaklands Historic House Museum at 615-893-0022 or email info@oaklandsmuseum.org.

Oaklands Historic House Museum, located at 900 North Maney Ave. in Murfreesboro, is a nationally registered historic landmark that reflects a time of prosperity in the South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.

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