Murphy-Collins House (Murphy African American Museum)

2601 Bryant Drive

Tuscaloosa’s first licensed black mortician, Mr. Will J. Murphy, built this two-story craftsman bungalow in the early 1920s as his private residence. Materials from the old state capitol building a few blocks away, such as bricks and window sills, were salvaged when it burned in 1923 and used in the house’s construction. Today, the structure operates as a museum focusing on the lifestyle of affluent blacks during the early 1900s. The Murphy-Collins House is the home of the Murphy African American Museum


Hours 10:00 - 3:00 Tuesday through Friday

Tours available by appointment, call 758-2861

Handicap accessible.

This property is an affiliate of the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society.

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