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.
Amherstburg Freedom Museum reviews
Two buildings- museum and cabin & the church. The museum has a number of great artifacts but it is the stories that live on. Those heroes who helped keep others safe their stories are most... more »
Great place to visit and learn about local history. We took our small group of secondary history club students here. They seemed to quite enjoy the knowledge of the staff, as well as the artifacts... more »
Very knowledgeable staff. I found it very interesting to be able to see things as they were then and today.
I loved visiting here with my family today. I learned so many important things I was never taught in schools growing up. Canadian Black History is so rich and wonderful. The church and other historical artifacts were interesting to look at. I also wanted to shout to out to the wonderful staff and tour guides who were so friendly and helpful!
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