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Amherstburg Freedom Museum, previously known as 'the North American Black Historical Museum', is located in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. It is a community-based, non-profit museum that tells the story of African-Canadians' history and contributions. Founded in 1975 by local residents, it preserves and presents artifacts of African-Canadians, many of whose ancestors had entered Canada as refugees from United States slavery. They found it relatively easy to enter Canada from across the Detroit River.Put Amherstburg Freedom Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amherstburg driving holiday planner.
Although Michigan was a free territory and state, many refugee slaves continued to settle in Canada in order to be beyond the reach of the US Fugitive Slave Acts. The Museum complex which houses permanent and temporary exhibits, and consists of the museum building, the Taylor Log Cabin-a historic home from that period, and Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church, National Historic Site.
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I was there with my partner in June of 2022. I am so glad we stopped. Very beautiful, informative, and after having a guided tour and visiting the museum of artifacts and history I left with tears..... more
I was there with my partner in June of 2022. I am so glad we stopped. Very beautiful, informative, and after having a guided tour and visiting the museum of artifacts and history I left with tears..... more »
If driving through southwestern Ontario, Amherstburg is a must. Learn about the Underground Railway that was used by Black people running away from slavery in the USA to freedom in Canada. This time..... more
If driving through southwestern Ontario, Amherstburg is a must. Learn about the Underground Railway that was used by Black people running away from slavery in the USA to freedom in Canada. This time..... more »
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the underground railroad and fugitive slaves settling here in Canada for refuge. This type of history is something that cannot be overlooked.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the underground railroad and fugitive slaves settling here in Canada for refuge. This type of history is something that cannot be overlooked. more »
It was a wonderful experience, I learned more information about black history than I ever did from elementary or secondary school. This museum helped enlighten my knowledge about how smaller towns in Canada played apart in abolation and the underground railroad. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the information given and included interactive games/riddles to participate in. You should definitely go when you get a chance, it's worth it. 👌
I absolutely loved this museum. I had a tour and then was able to explore the gallery. It's not large and the tour and self-guided piece can completed in about 1.5 hours. Parking was very easy in the dedicated lot nearby. No food was available (through a cafe or anything) which was fine for me. There is also a small gift shop area with an incredible selection of books that allow you to bring the experience home!
Very informative of the underground railroad into Canada. Staff was very knowledgeable.
Outstanding experience! Definitely take the guided tour- the tour guides are very knowledgeable, and are excited about the history. The building has been lovingly restored, and the museum is filled with one of a kind artifacts. This is a must see in historic Amherstburg!
I thought the tour of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum was entirely fascinating with lots of great information shared by our guide.
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