Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center

Bradley Academy was built in 1806 as the first school for education of white males only. In 1884, African American students, males and females, were allowed to attend school. The current structure was built in 1917 and opened as the new school for African American students in 1918. Today, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center houses an original classroom, a Civil War exhibit, and an Early Settlers for the City of Murfreesboro and the County of Rutherford exhibit.

Amenities and Rentals
These rooms are available for rent seven days a week:

  • Auditorium/dining area with small kitchen
  • Theatre for musical programs and plays - seats 35
  • Boardroom - seats 18
Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Adults: $5
Seniors and Students: $3
Youth 12 and under: $1

Calendar of Events



Jazz Fest
5/6 - 5/7
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Book Club
6/9, 6/23
5-6:30 p.m.

Book Club
5/12, 5/26
5-6:30 p.m.
Young Minds; Young Artists
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Juneteenth Festival

Food Drive
Food Drive