Weeksville Heritage Center

Phone (718) 756-5250
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Hours Tuesday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Closed
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During the 19th century the village of Weeksville was a vibrant and independent free African American community. The settlement was named for James Weeks, one member of a group of African American investors who acquired the property in 1838 to create an intentional land-owning community. Weeksville Heritage Center is the steward for three remaining 19th century houses, and emphasizes Weeksville`s history of sanctuary, refuge, independence, self-sufficiency, self-determination and activism.

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  • Sites Dates Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Closed