Bessie Smith Cultural Center of Chattanooga

Address: 200 East M L King Boulevard. Chattanooga, TN 37403  -  Phone: (423) 266-8658

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  • Sunday, Apr. 19

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    Bessie Smith plays host to numerous exciting exhibits, concerts, and workshops year-round. More coming soon!

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Welcome to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Located in the mecca of Chattanooga, TN, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center is a Chattanooga landmark and an educational resource that enriches the cultural life of visitors through renowned artistic exhibits, high quality musical events and performances, and historical educational and cultural programs.

Discover culture, history, art, and entertainment at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center!

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is a funded agency of ArtsBuild.

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We depend on the generous contributions of our members and supporters to continue the important work of collecting and preserving African American history.

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Museum Hours

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

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