Free and open to the public, the Heritage Center is a great adventure for residents, visitors, and families!
The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County opened its doors in the fall of 2006. Our mission to is tell the engaging and compelling stories of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County to visitors and residents alike, with a special focus on Murfreesboro as a Civil War battlefield and key federal occupation base.
We tell these stories through diverse exhibits, public programs, educational events, and downtown tours. The Heritage Center also serves as an orientation center directing visitors to historic and cultural sites, resources, and events throughout the county. The Heritage Center and all its events and services are free and open to the public.
Heritage Center Expands Civil War Exhibition for the Sesquicentennial
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is pleased to announce the expansion of its permanent Civil War exhibition entitled “The Time that Changed Everything. Four new panels take an in-depth look at the home front and Civil War memory in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. The exhibition also depicts activities related to both the Centennial of the war and the current Sesquicentennial.Several new artifacts are on display, including a doctor’s chair, a saddle, and memorabilia from the Centennial.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will present “Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady of Style.” The featured speaker is Tom Price, curator of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. The free community heritage lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, at 12:00 noon.
Have you seen the Heritage Center's wall-size Civil War mural? Click here to watch MTSU professor and artist Erin Anfinson painting this focal point to our Civil War exhibit.
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
225 W. College St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130
From I-24, exit 81-B, travel toward Murfreesboro to the Public Square. Go through the Square to the next traffic light at College Street, and turn left. The Heritage Center is located in the second block on the left, at the corner of College and Walnut.
For more information, or for group reservations, please call (615) 217-8013.