Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
For many, The Elgin Settlement, founded in 1849, was the last stop on the Underground Railroad. The museum site includes the Buxton Museum, S.S. #13 Raleigh (Buxton) Schoolhouse (1861), the Colbert/Henderson Cabin (1854), and the Shadd Barn (restoration completed in 2009). Local church cemeteries (1857) are on the grounds adjacent to the museum. Facilities include a large picnic shelter and barbecue, washrooms, a wheelchair-access ramp to the museum, and plenty of free parking. Of special note is the Research Area, which contains resource materials, pertaining to local history and genealogy.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wendy C
Brantford40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Very knowledgeable staff that were also desendants from the Underground Railroad. The church grounds the school and the museum were very interesting.
Written September 15, 2023
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Jamia S
Huntsville, Alabama20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This museum is absolutely amazing. So little is taught in America about the enslaved people who escaped to Canada, and the true horrors are often downplayed. That is not the case here. The staff of the museum (and their family members across the street) were welcoming and knowledgeable. This was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have made it my mission to visit as many places/countries where those of us from the African diaspora live. This is a true favorite. I highly recommend it.
Written July 18, 2023
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rhburn3
Holland, MI37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The museum really discusses the slavery escape that people did from the United States after 1850. The Assistant Curator, Michelle, can trace back 11 generations to the Underground Railway. The museum is well organized and an excellent place to visit. It is an important part of history for both citizens of the United States and of Canada.
Written April 22, 2023
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Agnes M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We had a guided tour of the facility. Mariah was knowledgeable and quite friendly! We enjoyed our visit here and believe that everyone should take the opportunity to enjoy this local historical site. Very informative and thought provoking! We booked our your and fortunately we're the only people there. We had a 1 1/2 hour your and enjoyed the museum, the old house and the school house.
Written April 1, 2022
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Booked online (email) for the guided tour. This is the place to learn about the history of blacks in Canada. Their slavery from Africa to America; their freedom to Canada; and their settlement in Buxton. The museum is filled with many interesting artifacts, pictures, illustrations as well as buildings visual experience. Very well done!
Written September 4, 2021
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Joan
Sarnia, Canada15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I loved coming here to visit and learn about so much history of the Chatham-Kent area. Will definitely be coming in with my family & grandchildren.
Written November 24, 2019
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Donald J
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Learned things that impressed me . The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining the history and area. The artifacts were well laid out and easy to examine.
Written July 3, 2019
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Chatham-Kent, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This Historic Site is a must see! It is astonding to see the artifacts and learn from local historians, the trials and tribulations of human beings that had to escape the United States through the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Thank you to the Chatham Kent Community, the Curators and volunteers for educating us all on our history
Written January 6, 2019
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Judie P
Toronto, Canada63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
I took a youth group there is past summer and they had a great experience. They listened, learned and asked great questions. This is a child, teen and adult friendly site which shares the knowledge of Canadian Black History.
Written December 11, 2018
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We are delighted that your group had a great experience. We are fortunate to have so many original UGRR artifacts to share with visitors. thank you.
Written December 12, 2018
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whatever2015
Tilbury, Canada28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
We really enjoyed our visit and we were given a personal tours of all the relevant sites. Always a good idea to be reminded of our past as a safe haven for fleeing slaves.
Written October 2, 2018
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thank you for your visit. And you are right that sometimes we need to be reminded of our past history so as not to repeat it.
Written October 3, 2018
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