AAA Editor Notes
Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center is just s. on Broad St. to 415 S. Academy St. The academy is housed in a restored, two-story building where African-Americans were formally educated 1918-55. Many exhibits explore the history of 19th-century Rutherford County, the academy and the Civil War, including an exhibit about the recruitment of African-Americans into the Union Army. Tour guides tell the story of the Underground Railroad and show visitors through a restored classroom. Rotating artwork by local artists is on display.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.