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Two facilities that offer arts, business, cultural and entertainment programming.

African American Cultural and Heritage Facility

512-974-2445
912 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

The African American Cultural & Heritage Facility (AACHF) now a part of the Austin Public Library, plays an integral role in the City of Austin’s long-term commitment to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for African Americans. Named after the state-designated African American Cultural Heritage District, the Facility adds to the area’s cultural significance by offering arts, business, cultural and entertainment programming.  

The facility is open to the public and parking is available and accessible from Juniper Street.

Get Involved

The facility aims to nurture and preserve the artistic legacy of the African American Culture and Heritage District. Come be a part of our thriving community! Check out our ‘Calendar of Events’ or contact us at 512-974-2445 or email aachf@austintexas.gov.  

About the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility

About the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility link

The AACHF houses the historical Dedrick Hamilton House. The home was built circa 1880 in one of the earliest African American communities in East Austin. The restored historic house is now an African American Visitors Center and Art Studio. The Dedrick-Hamilton House is the centerpiece of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility.  

Through our events and programs at the AACHF, we foster conversation, engagement, and an opportunity to explore the rich historical legacy of the community, as well as contemporary connections of the Black Diaspora in Austin. The facility is also home to the Greater Austin Black Chamber and our In- Residence partners. 

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