After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two tour passes to Oaklands Historic House Museum, plus tea and tea cakes, in Murfreesboro (up to a $20 value). Sprawling across 274 plantation acres, Oaklands Historic House Museum is a nationally registered historic landmark rife with antebellum architecture, antique furnishings, and vestiges of the Civil War. Originally a hall-and-parlor built in the early 1800s, the site blossomed into a mansion over several decades of structural additions. Having played host to battling and camping confederate and union soldiers, the storied haunt underwent a restoration project in 1959. Today, tours of Oaklands Historic House Museum stir pre-battle echoes of distant drum cadences, fluttering flute solos, and intimidating freestyle raps.
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