Murfreesboro's Historic District contains outstanding examples of houses and commercial buildings constructed in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.
A wayfarer passing here in the spring of 1860 wrote flatteringly of the attractive homes. "As a general thing," he noted, "the country villages of our state are far from presenting a thriving cultivated appearance...but the citizens of this borough may well challenge any section...to produce a place of the same size containing more handsome residences."
The writer knew nothing of Murfreesboro's past, but intuition provided him with a sure sense of the stamp of history on the texture of the community. That same sense occurs to many of today's visitors.
The Murfreesboro Historic District encompasses a large part of the town. Most of the district and the properties we own are north of Main Street between Wynn Street on the west and Third Street on the east. Additionally, the MHA offices are located in the Roberts-Vaughan House which is on Main Street at Wynn Street.
The Association is happy to offer to the public conducted tours of major sites in the Historic District. The six venues are:
• William Rea Museum (ca 1790),
• Evans Tin Shop
• Winborne Law Office and Country Store (ca 1870),
• Vincent-Deale Blacksmith Shop
• John Wheeler House (ca 1810)
• Agriculture/Transportation Museum
Note: The buildings and grounds that create the historic village atmosphere may present barriers for visitors with disabilities. We are working hard to provide easy access wherever possible and to tailor our tours and presentations to the needs of all our visitors.