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Closed for all major holidays.


General admission is free; donations are welcome.


The Gadsden Museum of Art and History is located at 515 Broad Street in historic downtown Gadsden, next to the Imagination Place and the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts. Convenient parking is available behind the Museum in the municipal parking lot.



10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm

11am - 3pm


From I-59


  • Take Exit 183 for U.S. 278/U.S. 431 toward Attalla/Gadsden

  • Turn left on 5th Ave. NE

  • Continue on W. Meighan Blvd.

  • Turn right on N. 5th St., parking lot will be on your right just past Dowdy Office Supplies

From I-759


  • Head Southeast on I-759

  • Continue straight to stay on AL-759 E

  • Turn left on George Wallace Drive

  • Turn left on E. Broad Street

  • The museum will be on your right


The Walnut Gallery

Contemporary Art Gallery Located in the Historic District of Gadsden, AL

Mary G. Hardin

Cultural Arts Center

Art Center consisting of a dance conservatory, art galleries, Orchestras, and a kids museum. 

Harp & Clover

Gadsden's first and only Irish Pub serving traditional Irish favorites, gourmet sandwiches, and regular chef specials. 

Gadsden Variety

Antique Mall

Indoor Shopping Mall with antique vendors, a cafe, plants, and clothes and accessories. 

Pizza, salads & quesadillas are dishes up in funky quarters featuring a full bar and live music nightly.

Blackstone Pub & Eatery

Family friendly restaurant serving upscale pub fare such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, and soups.

The Rail Public House

Award-winning Alabama microbrewery and makers of Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale, Naked Pig Pale Ale, and more. 

Back Forty Beer Co.

Indoor rock climbing microgym with multiple training facilities. 


Bowling Alley consisting of a bar, indoor food truck, arcade, and candy shoppe.

The Alley

Outdoor shopping mall located in Gadsden, consisting of Ulta Beauty, Ross, Hobby Lobby, and more. 

Coosa Town Center

A 250-acre public park located in Gadsden, with its main feature being the 90-foot waterfall. This park includes walking trails, an aboriginal fort, an abandoned dam, pioneer homesteads, and Civil War carvings. 

Noccalula Falls

James D. Martin

Wildlife Park

Locale offering waterside trails and boardwalks popular for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. 

A non-profit art museum located in Birmingham, AL with one of the finest collections of art in the Southeastern United States. 

Located within a one hour drive from Gadsden, AL.

Birmingham Museum of Art

Paradise Garden Foundation

The past home and workplace of Baptist minister and folk artist Howard Finster, and is now a public park dedicated to his life and art. 

A natural science and history museum near Cartersville, Georgia, with a facility of over 120,000 square feet and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum. 

Tellus Science Museum 

Space One Eleven

Space One Eleven showcases contemporary exhibitions and promotes social justice through the visual arts. 

Located within a one hour drive from Gadsden, AL.

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