Evergreen Twilight Tour

Mar 26, 2021 at 01:15 pm by WGNS

Fri-Sat (April 23-24, 2021) 7-8PM "TOMBSTONES AT TWILIGHT" dusk tour of Evergreen Cemetery with a walk among the final resting places of thousands of Murfreesboro’s citizens. Hear their stories and learn about this city’s unique past! This exclusive tour offers the visitor a rare opportunity to learn about the history of Murfreesboro while experiencing the Evergreen Cemetery after dark! Dr. James Maney, owner of the Oaklands farm, sold 20 acres of land to the town of Murfreesboro in 1872, and a new public cemetery was developed. Today, Evergreen Cemetery covers over 100 acres and nearly 20,000 individuals are interred there, including, Murfreesboro’s founders, Confederate soldiers, a former Tennessee Governor, business owners, artists, community activists, and those once enslaved by the Maney family. Tours will depart from the cemetery office entrance on Greenland Drive at 7pm. Tours will last approximately one hour. Space is limited. Tours are limited to 20 guests at $30.00 per person. No public restrooms are available at the cemetery. Please bring a flashlight and wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All proceeds benefit Oaklands Mansion. Make your reservation now by calling 615-893-0022 or email john@oaklandsmansion.org. Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, including Maney Spring.