Fodor's Expert Review Weeksville Heritage Center

Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights Historical

Honoring the history of the 19th-century Black community of Weeksville, one of the first communities of free Blacks in New York (founded by James Weeks), this Crown Heights museum with an industrial-modern building by Caples Jefferson Architects has rotating exhibitions, botanical gardens, and three preserved houses on gravely Hunterfly Road in the back, dating back to 1838. Tours inside these structures depicting life in the 1860s, 1900s, and 1930s can be requested via the email on their website.

Historical Family Historic District

Quick Facts

158 Buffalo Ave.
Brooklyn, New York  11213, USA

718-756–5250

www.weeksvillesociety.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $8 reserved house tours; grounds free, Closed Sun. and Mon.

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