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Bradley Academy Museum

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Excellent Museum

This museum was excellent. Gave history of Rutherford County and The Battle of Nashville during the... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Derek J
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Viewed civil rights films! On Monday, October 3rd one of the Freedom Riders, Dr. Rip Patton will be... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2016
Katie W
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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Originally a school for white males only, the academy was turned over to African-Americans in the early 1900s. This restored National Register building serves as a cultural and heritage museum where visitors can learn about the importance of the...more
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415 S Academy St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3747
+1 615-867-2633
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Remarkable institution history as first school established in Rutherford County, President James K. Polk attending scholar, original formal education site for African American students. The museum presents in addition to a re-created heritage classroom, but also well-organized Rutherford County and US Civil War Colored Troops...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This museum was excellent. Gave history of Rutherford County and The Battle of Nashville during the Civil War!

1  Thank Derek J
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Viewed civil rights films! On Monday, October 3rd one of the Freedom Riders, Dr. Rip Patton will be a guest speaker for the Freedom Riders film! Great film for the community.

1  Thank Katie W
Reviewed September 13, 2016

It a great place to visit to get a good history lesson. It is a small place that is filled with historical facts. Please visit if you are in the area.

1  Thank Travelgirls J
Reviewed March 25, 2016

When I was young, this school was the only place for the African Americans in Murfreesboro to get a public education. It and Holloway HS were for the black students in our area. With integration, they were shut down but luckily, local citizens had the...More

3  Thank Lasseter4242
Reviewed March 9, 2016

This is an old African American school. We came here to get history of the school and area. What we also got was a history lesson in the African American experience in Tennessee. This included the Battle of Nashville during the civil war.

1  Thank Derek J
Reviewed March 1, 2016

I like this place very much information. I would visit this place again with my kids soon, location is cool.

1  Thank gailthecook
Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was the local school and has a good history of life in the 1860's and what slavery was like. A sober reminder of the difficult life slaves had to live. Well worth a visit.

3  Thank TWB2006SSR
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