Welcome to Hayti Heritage Center

A place where
you can
Gather Heal Be Inspired Learn Grow Connect 


The Hayti Heritage Cultural Center’s mission is preserving and advancing the heritage and culture of historic Hayti and the African American experience. 

upcoming events

Manifesting our mission

We accomplish our mission by providing enlightening and enriching programs in cultural arts and education. 


The Hayti Heritage Cultural Center is a cultural enrichment and arts education facility that promotes cultural understanding through diverse events, activities and programs that preserve the heritage and embrace the experiences of Americans of African descent.

Durham's Premiere Arts, Cultural, &
Community Organization

Preserving Our Heritage

Artists' Connection

Gathering Place

Affordable Rental Rates

Our Offerings

We are home to anchor programs that the community can count on as a consistent creative outlet. We also partner with others who support cultural offerings for the community. We are a premiere destination for private and public events.


Hayti curates a consistent calendar of events every month for a variety of tastes. Add us to your calendar.

Hayti has everything from lectures to world class performances to classes & workshops. 


Whether it is writing, drumming, or dancing, Hayti works with local community artists to support your enjoyment and growth in the arts.

Venue rentals

Hayti welcomes your special events and gatherings.

Community tours

Whistle Stop Tours takes us back to our community history and shows us how it has shaped the present. 

“Poetry Slam,third Saturday of every month. Great event, local artists perform. Good energy.”

– Maria T.

“The Hayti has the best programs. We have to protect this cultural icon at all cost.”

– Jennie

Meeting Rooms

Effective meetings need the right space and we’d love to host your next gathering.


Curators engage dozens of artists a year in showcasing their work and speaking with audiences about what inspires them to create.  Many of these works are for sale.

Hear from our community

Get Involved

Volunteer, Donate, Sponsoring and/or Partnering with Us!