Hayti Heritage Center

Hayti Heritage Center

804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27701

Retaining the ambience from its history as an AME church, the Hayti Heritage Center features pew seating, beautiful stained-glass windows, and flawless acoustics.

The Hayti Heritage Center is located at the corner of Fayetteville Street and Lakewood Avenue, only 2 minutes from downtown Durham, 10 blocks from North Carolina Central University, and just off of the Durham Freeway (Hwy. 147).


From Chapel Hill via Hwy 15-501

-Continue onto Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd (15-501)

-Turn left at University Dr & follow for 1 mile
-Continue onto W Lakewood Ave
-Turn right at Old Fayetteville St. Destination will be on the right

From Raleigh, Cary and points East

-From I-40 W take exit 279B to merge onto N Carolina 147 N toward Durham/Downtown

-Take exit 12A toward Fayetteville St/NC Carolina Univ

-Turn left at Fayetteville Rd

-Take the 1st left onto E Lakewood Ave

-Turn right at Old Fayetteville St. Destination will be on the right

From Greensboro, Burlington and points West

-Merge onto I-40 E/I-85 BUS N. Continue to follow I-40 E

-Slight left at I-85 N

-Take exit 172 to merge onto N Carolina 147 S toward Durham/Research Triangle Park/Downtown

-Take the exit toward US-15 BUS/US-501 BUS/Mangum St/Roxboro St
-Merge onto Morehead Ave/S Srv Rd W

-Turn right at S Mangum St

-Slight left at Mangum-Roxboro Con

-Turn left at E Lakewood Ave

-Turn right at Old Fayetteville St. Destination will be on the right

From points North via I-85

-Merge onto I-85 S
-Take exit 177 for N Carolina 55/Avondale Dr toward US-15 BUS/U.S. 501 BUSINESS/Roxboro St/Downtown

-Turn left at Avondale Dr

-Slight right at N Alston Ave

-Turn right at Holloway St

-Take the 3rd left onto N Elizabeth St

-Continue onto Fayetteville Rd/Newman St. Continue to follow Fayetteville Rd

-Turn left at E Lakewood Ave

-Turn right at Old Fayetteville St. Destination will be on the right



Parking is available on the premises or at Phoenix Square, Heritage Square Shopping Center, and adjacent streets.

Nearby Restaurants 


(919) 683-2183
345 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

Toast, owned by Billy & Kelli Cotter, strives to follow he Italian tradition of simple cooking using seasonal local food while maintaining the shortest possible distance from the garden to the table. This exceptional sandwich and soup shop sources produce and cheese from local farmers, uses artisanal bread baked in downtown Durham, and house-cures their meats; in addition, they feature a superb selection of beer and wine by the glass. Order at the counter and eat either in their casual dining room or outside on the patio.


(919) 530-8700
107 West Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Mateo Bar de Tapas is the first solo venture from owner/chef Matthew Kelly, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of downtown Durham. Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South. Mateo offers a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with a Southern inflection. Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country.

Pizzeria Toro

(919) 908-6936
105 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Pizzeria Toro owner/chef Gray Brooks serves superb brick-oven pizza and scintillating appetizers featuring locally-sourced ingredients — their kale salad is a low key, but delicious favorite. The menu also tastings of gourmet ham and handmade desserts. A bar off the main dining room serves exquisite cocktails, as well as a fine selection of beer and wine.

Old Havana Sandwich Shop

(919) 667-9525
310 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

Located in downtown Durham, Old Havana Sandwich Shop specializes in traditional Cuban sandwiches. According to owner/chef Roberto Copa Matos, the secret to the best Cuban sandwich lies in the pork, known as lechón asado. They use only the highest quality pasture-raised pork, free from added antibiotics and hormones — all sourced from a local co-op.

Dos Perros

(919) 956-2750
200 North Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701

Dos Perros offers fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine, an extensive craft beer list, carefully chosen wines, and award-winning cocktails. Their house-made aguas frescas (watermelon, hibiscus, and more) are delicious by themselves or in several of their innovative cocktails. The dining room is warm, comfortable, and upscale without being stuffy.

Rue Cler

(919) 682-8844
401 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Rue Cler offers an authentic French bistro experience in downtown Durham. Highlights of the seasonally changing menu include French onion soup, duck confit with spaetzle, steak frites, moules frites, coq au vin, and roast chicken.