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Hayti Heritage Center


804 Old Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-1709
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Preserving and advancing the heritage and culture of historic Hayti & the African American experience through programs that benefit the broader community.

Twitter: @HaytiHeritage
Instagram: @haytiheritagecenter

Google Reviews

Photo of Crimson FoxHound Crimson FoxHound
May 23, 2019 5

Great programs was treated like family

Photo of Rodney H. Rodney H.
Jun 16, 2019 5

Must see historic landmark in Durham.

Photo of Donna Hill Donna Hill
Apr 1, 2019 5

Very intimate place. Love the old structure of the building.

Photo of Rita Gregory Rita Gregory
Jan 18, 2019 5

It was extremely pleasant to be in that historical building. The expanse of heavy old wood that has been richly cared for in the main sanctuary was breathtaking. The event I was there for didn't afford the opportunity to tour the entire building but I truly enjoyed the sanctuary & the reception area. The acoustics in the sanctuary were excellent as well.

Photo of William & Victoria Thornton William & Victoria Thornton
Mar 31, 2019 5

Hayti Heritage Center was the original St. Joseph AME Church. This location has beautiful stained glass windows and beautiful acoustic. It's the location of many Durham community events and therefore has a warm & friendly atmosphere.

Photo of Joe Schuch Joe Schuch
Jan 24, 2020 4

A culturally and historically significant art center with friendly, helpful, progressive staff and outstanding programs.

Photo of Sybil Richardson Sybil Richardson
Jan 14, 2020 3

Decent place , Asked questions during Kwanza Event and the staff wasn't too friendly. Parking here is not the best . I'll do a revisit and hopefully have a better experience .

Photo of Donte Cousin Donte Cousin
Jan 4, 2020 5

Wonderful venue. My daughter had her baby shower there.

Photo of gavilan nichols gavilan nichols
Dec 29, 2019 3

Had a great time and I sucked in the spirit of the ancestors and the history of it all.

Photo of Naturally Blessed Naturally Blessed
Nov 30, 2019 5

Beautiful place and beautiful people! I can't wait for the next "We are the Gold" Event!

Photo of Constance Nixon Constance Nixon
Nov 15, 2019 5

Come and be amazed and educated. A beautiful atmosphere.

Photo of Sharon K McClellan Sharon K McClellan
Oct 26, 2019 4

Really great customer service by Jon Paul

Photo of kevin hinton kevin hinton
Jul 11, 2019 5

We need to support more events at the wonderful historical location

Photo of Darlene Bacon Darlene Bacon
Sep 5, 2019 4

Excellent explanation of "Medicare for All" proposal brought by members of several organizations.

Photo of Ieshia Hernandez Ieshia Hernandez
Oct 9, 2019 4

Very lil security and the wrong color too of police supoort if you ask me. Look like intimidation not protection. Black Wall street they use to call the city of Durham. Well thats all changing now and they are doing like always. Let it fall apart to come back and take it over and run us out with over priced development.

Photo of T L Muhammad T L Muhammad
Mar 11, 2020 5

Lovely center for expression

Photo of Robin Emmons Robin Emmons
Feb 16, 2020 5

An historic gem that holds great significance in the cultural canon of African American experience and contributions to Durham, NC and the world. I Love this place!

Photo of Marc Lee Marc Lee
Aug 6, 2017 5

Part of a great staff here. We offer rental space for events and there is great art here. We also host a film festival in February and have a awesome poetry team that competes here Monthly. ...

Photo of Relva Smith (Micki) Relva Smith (Micki)
Mar 21, 2022 5

Lovely remnant of Historical St Joseph's Church, it has a peace within the place

Photo of B Garre B Garre
Feb 21, 2022 5

Was able to go to a poetry reading there, the facilities is amazing the staff was extremely helpful I highly recommend having an event there. I welcome the opportunity to see another poetry reading there.

Photo of Marquaysa Battle Marquaysa Battle
Mar 20, 2022 5

Always a good time to be had here. 💗 I especially love attending the Jambalaya Poetry Slam. Yesterday's was super good and I was glad I left the house.

Photo of Louise Omoto Kessel Louise Omoto Kessel
Dec 27, 2021 5

This is an important and wonderful landmark in the black history of Durham and a registered historic building. It houses Collage Dance company, lots of cultural events like an annual Kwanzaa celebration, art exhibits and more! You can learn more about the Hayti center and the entire neighborhood on a living history walking tour with Whistle Stop Tours.

Photo of Vydashon-Telese Coleman Vydashon-Telese Coleman
Dec 21, 2021 5

The building is filled with sooo much history. I've grown up going here for many events over the years. I was recently here for another wonderful event honoring 2 very talented local artist. There was music, food and fun. The art displays were great! I have no doubt that there will be many more visits here in the future!!

Photo of Bill DiNicola Bill DiNicola
Jan 29, 2021 5

Fantastic Venue, beautifully maintained

Photo of Joseph Griffin Joseph Griffin
Dec 18, 2020 5

Lovely place to visit.

Photo of Nae'il Percyel Nae'il Percyel
Oct 18, 2020 5

It was dope. Attended Jumbalaya Poetry Slam. Listened to some talented brothers and sisters. Will definitely attend again.

Photo of Edith Berry Edith Berry
May 21, 2022 5

The place had a warm atmosphere, bright, clean, and showcased artwork and the history of the Hayti Center!