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.