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
mound, located near the banks of the Tennessee
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.
Kennedy-Douglass Center for
the Arts is open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm.
other museums are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am -
4 pm. They consist of The Frank Lloyd Wright
- Rosenbaum House, W.C.
Handy Home & Museum, The Indian Mound &
Museum, and Pope's Tavern Museum.