San Antonio: Carver Community Cultural Center

A historic center of San Antonio’s African American culture, the Carver Community Cultural Center was built on the site of the 1909 Colored Recreation Center—a community gathering place—and later the Colored Branch of the San Antonio Library and Auditorium, which hosted, among others, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. 

Today, the Carver Community Cultural Center celebrates the diverse cultures of the world, nation, and the San Antonio community, with emphasis on its African and African-American heritage, by providing artistic presentations, community outreach activities and educational programs. 

Carver Community Cultural Center

  • Building Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.
  • Admission: varies per event
  • 225 N. Hackberry, San Antonio, TX
  • 210-207-7211
  • Visit Website
  • National Register of Historic Places