Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, Chatham: Hours, Address, Buxton National Historic Site & Museum Reviews: 5/5

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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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
*WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING PRE-BOOKED TOURS FOR THE TIME BEING- NO WALK-INS* THE ELGIN SETTLEMENT, which was for many the last stop on the Underground Railroad, was founded in 1849. 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.
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Agnes M
13 contributions
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, Canada2,071 contributions
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
Sep. 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, Canada38 contributions
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, Canada26 contributions
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, Canada64 contributions
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, Canada30 contributions
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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Jana S
33 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
The Buxton National Historic Site and Museum is about 20 minutes south of Chatham. The location has an older home, a barn and museum, along with a schoolroom and church to visit and tour. Highlights often overlooked Canadian history. Great for an afternoon visit. Requires at least an hour to tour and see everything. Walking on uneven ground/grass is required.
Written July 1, 2018
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Barbra M
4 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
We were fortunate to join a small group also visiting this museum, and got the tour of the small settler's cabin & the schoolhouse on the site, which was used by the community until the mid 1960's. I was pleasantly surprised to see a former college instructor of mine, as a little boy in one of the last class photos of the school. The school has the original tin ceilings & school desks. All around, a really great place to go & learn some history.
Written June 24, 2018
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janet m
Ajax, Canada23 contributions
Jun. 2018
We took my Australian relatives to the Buxton Museum. It had some very interesting buildings and we were all impressed with the knowledge of the guide who was a 6th generation descendant of slaves.
Written June 19, 2018
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Buxton National Historic Site & Museum is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.