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.