Their goal was freedom. This is where it was won.

For many American slaves, Windsor Essex and Chatham-Kent offered what they yearned for most: a new life of freedom. Our region played a proud and pivotal role in the Underground Railroad movement, helping thousands of slaves escape the brutality of this sad period.

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Amherstburg Freedom Museum

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum welcomes all people of all ages to experience the history of the Underground Railroad and the compassion and solidarity it took to make this network possible. Site includes Nazrey AME Church, National Historic Site and stop on the Underground Railroad…

Buxton National Site & Historic Museum

“There are signs of industry and thrift and comfort, everywhere; signs of intemperance, of idleness, of want, nowhere. There is no tavern and no groggery; but there is a chapel and a schoolhouse. Most interesting of all…

Chatham-Kent Black History Society

The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society is a non-profit registered charity, which was founded in 1992 and incorporated in 1994…

John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum

Welcome to the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum. This Family Museum was built and is operated by the descendants of John Freeman Walls and Jane King Walls…

Puce River Black Community Cemetery

While the first Blacks arrived in the Puce River area during the 1830s, the community owed its existence largely to the Refugee Home Society…

Sandwich First Baptist Church

Sandwich First Baptist Church is the oldest active black church in Canada. A group of former slaves, led by Henry Brown, John Hubbs…

Tower of Freedom Underground Railroad Monument

The Tower of Freedom Underground Railroad Monument honours the flight of enslaved African Americans to freedom in Canada. The Windsor monument is one half of the International Underground Railroad Memorial…

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Reverend Josiah Henson. Recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and for his work in the Underground Railroad…


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