Join New York Adventure Club as we go inside the Weeksville Heritage Center’s (WHC) Hunterfly Road Houses; located on an old Native American trail and later a colonial road, these houses are examples of the homes of 19th century free African Americans in the urban North.
Named for James Weeks, who purchased the land in 1838, Weeksville was originally settled by African Americans from all over the east coast following slavery’s end in New York State in 1827.
Our private experience will begin with a walk around the newly built Weeksville Heritage Center, a discussion around the historic Hunterfly Road Houses, and finally a first-hand look inside the houses to see how people lived in the 19th century — there are no ropes over furniture, and no glass cases holding valuable objects, many of which were made in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits!
*Photography is only allowed outside of the houses
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