Welcome to weeksville!


158 Buffalo Avenue

brooklyn, ny 11213

business hours are tuesday through friday, 10am - 5pm.

  Group tours are available on tuesdays and thursdays.  walk-in tours are offered tuesday through thursday at 3pm. 

For inquiries and other business matters, please contact us at (718) 756-5250 extension 300 or at info@weeksvillesociety.org. 



We are excited to announce the opening of Weeksville: Transforming Community/In Pursuit of Freedom, a thought-provoking, collection-based exhibition that explores the origins of one of the first free black communities in the country.

This special exhibition will encourage guests to make discoveries and establish their own meaning about the significance of the pursuit of equity and social justice in America. Visitors can study never before seen artifacts from the Weeksville collections, traverse the landscape and wider campus, tour the historic Hunterfly Road houses, and explore, reflect and share their findings and thoughts about their community - past, present and future.

Grab it. Grab this land! Take it, hold it, my brothers, make it, my brothers, shake it, squeeze it, turn it, twist it, beat it, kick it, kiss it, whip it, stomp it, dig it, plow it, seed it, reap it, rent it, buy it, sell it, own it, build it, multiply it, and pass it on. 

- Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (1977)





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