Arts & Attractions

Libby Jordan - Superintendent

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts
217 E. Tuscaloosa St.
Florence, AL 35630

Arts & Museums

If you've never spent time in Florence, Alabama, you might be pleasantly surprised at our cultural life. You might also think we were a city three times our actual size! Within our city, you'll find a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which was in the original family's possession until 1999. We have a beautiful art museum, which hosts a variety of exhibits and educational programs and a state-of-the-art library that opened in 2002. Florence is the birthplace of W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues, and his home is now a museum; there's also a museum at a Native American domiciliary mound, located near the banks of the Tennessee River.

This is not the extent of our cultural life, by far! Our University, our Symphony, our performing arts groups, our festivals, our historic districts, our thriving downtown and our churches all work to make this a wonderful place to live. We have a strong cultural community in Florence, Alabama.

Won't you come and share it with us?

The Florence Museums System consists of five separate properties. A wide scope of diversity exists naturally in the Florence museums. The City of Florence operates, funds and governs the five museums.

The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm.

The other museums are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. They consist of The Frank Lloyd Wright - Rosenbaum House, The Indian Mound & Museum, and Pope's Tavern Museum.

W.C. Handy Home & Museum will reopen soon under the management of the W.C. Handy Foundation. 

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