Beautiful Gardens and MuseumsMurfreesboro'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 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:

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.


Week day tours are conducted by appointment. Call the (252) 398-5922 to set up your tour of the Murfreesboro Historic District.

Second Saturday Tours are available April through October. Come to the Murfree-Smith Law Office in the Historic District Saturday morning to register and begin your tour.

Cost per tour is $10.00 per adult and $8.00 per student.

For more details contact the Association office at 252-398-5922 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or call the Jefcoat Museum Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m or Sunday - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 252-398-5922 or 910-358-1202


If you prefer a guided tour of the district during the week, we would appreciate advance notice in order to provide you with a tour guide. You are welcome to stop by the MHA office (116 East Main Street) and purchase a Walking Tour booklet ($7.00) and tour the district at your own pace. Walking Tour booklets are also available at the Jefcoat Museum for $7.00.


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• Brady C. Jefcoat Museum
 Dr. Walter Reed House
• Evans Tin Shop
• Hertford Academy
• John Wheeler House
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• Roberts-Vaughan House
• Southall Cemetery
• Village Print Shop
• Vincent-Deale Blacksmith Shop
• William Rea Museum
• Winborne Law Office and Country Store
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