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.

Services

  • Coat Check
  • Disability Access
  • Partially accessible

  • Tours

Special Offers

  • Free Admission
  • Free for residents of 11213 and 11233 zip codes. Please present ID that indicates residence.

    This offer is ongoing


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.