The City of Austin Economic Development Department’s African American Cultural & Heritage Facility (AACHF) 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 African American Cultural & Heritage Facility adds to the area’s cultural significance by offering arts, business, cultural and entertainment programming.  

The facility is open to the public and observes all City of Austin holidays, rules and regulations. Parking is available and accessible from Juniper Street.

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

The African American Cultural & Heritage Facility 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. 


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  

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request - including translation and interpretation services. For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at 512-974-7819 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.