Built for and by African Americans
Built for and by
and future of historic Aberdeen Gardens.
A New Deal Settlement Community
Aberdeen Gardens, built between 1934 and 1938 under the New Deal, was an innovative homestead community for African American families. The only such community in the U.S. designed by a Black architect (Hilyard R. Robinson) and built by Black contractors and laborers, Aberdeen Gardens is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. Visit our museum and see why historic Aberdeen Gardens continues to be a Hampton treasure.