Weeksville Heritage Center


Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic museum that preserves the history of the free and intentional 19th-century African-American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn. It also creates and inspires innovative, contemporary uses of African-American history through education, the arts and civic engagement.

The last three remaining structures from the 19th-century community are the Historic Hunterfly Road houses. In addition to tours of the houses, there are a variety of events, workshops and classes that engage members of the community with Weeksville’s history.

Program highlights include: Annual Salon Series (free concerts on-site every Saturday in July), Annual Family Festival (free event, first Saturday in August), Farmers Market (Saturdays from July-October), Fall Harvest Festival, Small Medium Large (age-appropriate film screenings in July), Community Gardening Days and much more.

See an online video about Weeksville on The City Concealed, a program of WNET/Thirteen New York Public Media Group.
Programs for Seniors
Group tours are available for seniors (65 and older). Inquire at (718) 756-5250 x306.

The Weeksville Heritage Center conducts tours of the Historic Hunterfly Houses daily.

School groups are invited to participate in on-site guided tours of the Hunterfly Road Historic Houses District of Weeksville. The program, which lasts 60 minutes, offers students a glimpse into life in Weeksville, a free African-American community, from the 1860s to the 1930s.


Weeksville Heritage Center

1698 Bergen Street

(between Buffalo and Rochester Avenues)

Brooklyn, NY 11213

(718) 756-5250

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Hours

Mon9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri10:00 am - 4:30 pm
SatClosed
Sun9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Above hours are for office
    Tours offered Tuesday-Friday at 3 pm

Admission

  • Adults $5
  • Seniors $4
  • Students $4
  • Free for children under 8

Events

Current or upcoming listings.

Get Involved With Us

  • Donations through Weeksville Heritage Center's Website

    Make a donation to Weeksville Heritage Center today! All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • Membership Program

    Give the gift of a membership this holiday season!

    Memberships are as follows:
    Friend--$30
    Family--$50
    Supporter--$100
    Patron--$250
    Community Leader--$500
    Joan Maynard Circle of Giving--$1000

  • Contact esther@weeksvillesociety.org if you are interested in being a volunteer.