You can practically time travel in beautiful Amherstburg. Watch centuries-old traditions re-enacted before your eyes, or stand on battlements of a defence fortification dating back to 1795.
A chief entry point into Canada for those escaping slavery, Amherstburg holds museums that are recognized globally for their deep importance to world history. You can even investigate a home used by Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and his family in 1848.
Fort Malden commemorates a period when the destiny of Canada was determined by military action. Fort Malden stood guard during the war of 1812, a time when the threat of American invasion was very real. The Americans occupied this fort for almost two years after the British abandoned it following their defeat at the Battle of Lake Erie.
This beautifully restored Michigan Central RR Station, ca1896, showcases local artists, photographers and travelling exhibits. The Artisan Shoppe offers unique gifts and caboose houses RR artifacts and memorabilia.
For over 40 years, The Amherstburg Freedom Museum tells the story of African-Canadians’ journey and contributions, by preserving stories and presenting artifacts that educate and inspire. Site includes: Nazrey AME Church, National Historic Site, stops on the Underground Railroad, and the Taylor Log Cabin.
The Park House is a year round museum that provides curriculum based programming. The main building is restored to the Victorian era. Experience 1850’s lifestyle, fur trade exhibit, temporary exhibits, hands-on-activities, special events, tinsmith and printing press demonstrations, and costumed tour guides.