Discover the historic Weeksville Heritage Center and learn about this settlement's deep cultural roots in New York City.

Weeksville Heritage Center was one of the first Black communities in 19th century America that was completely free. Today you can visit the historic site and view the houses that have been built in and around the area. Weeksville Heritage Center is Brooklyn's largest African-American cultural institution. While at the center you'll also get to see how African Americans lived during the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Weeksville: Transforming Community/In Pursuit of Freedom
Witness an exhibition focused on one of the first Black communities in America to be free. You'll get to examine thoughts on equity and social justice within the United State of America.

How To Get There

  • A, C to Utica Avenue.

  • 3, 4 to Utica Crown Heights - Utica Aveunue

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Entry to the Weeksville Heritage Center is normally $8.

- The New York Pass grants you free entry to the center plus over 90 attraction.

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Tuesday 10:00am to 5:00
Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00
Thursday 10:00am to 5:00
Friday 10:00am to 5:00
Saturday By appointment
Sunday By appointment

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158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213


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