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This tour really digs the past...Did you know that Evergreen Cemetery began as a slave burial ground for Oaklands Plantation in the mid-1800's? The cemetery officially began on May 30, 1872, when Dr. James Maney sold a 20-acre tract encompassing the plantation's slave burial ground to the city of Murfreesboro. Intriguing tales, historical facts and good old-fashioned stories live on through an evocative cemetery tour.

This memorable, mourning tour of Evergreen Cemetery will be offered on Friday, Oct. 16, with tours beginning at 6 p.m. And 7 p.m. Cemetery tours will depart from the entrance of the cemetery on Greenland Drive. Ticket cost is $15 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required as space is very limited and can be made by email to mb@oaklandsmuseum.org or by calling 615-893-0022.

The tour is a 45-minute walk of the incredible history of Evergreen Cemetery. Wander among the graves of some of Murfreesboro's founders and earliest citizens and hear their interesting stories. Comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and flashlights are recommended.

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