what is the weeksville heritage center?

Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities.  Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs.  Weeksville advances its mission through history, preservation, visual and performing arts, ecology and the built environment.



The Weeksville Heritage Center is just a ride away on the train or bus.  Check below for directions.

Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue





  • A, C Train to Utica Avenue: Walk four short blocks south on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street and turn left onto Bergen Street.  
  • 3, 4 Train to Crown Heights-Utica Avenue: Walk seven blocks north on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street and turn right onto Bergen Street



  • B46 Local to Bergen Street: Walk past the police station
  • B15 & B65 to Bergen Street and Buffalo Avenue:  Walk across Bergen Street at Buffalo Avenue
  • B47 to Bergen Street:  Walk down Bergen Street towards Buffalo Avenue