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Black History in Windsor Essex

Rich in history, Windsor Essex played a proud and pivotal role in the Underground Railroad movement, helping thousands escape the brutality of slavery. Learn about the terminus of the Underground Railroad – right here in Windsor Essex.  Visit exhibits of artifacts which tell the story of African Canadians, their journey to freedom and their contributions to society.  Tour the oldest black church in Windsor’s historic Sandwich Towne, visit many more heritage sites and view artwork pieces and monuments exist in our region.


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Amherstburg Freedom Museum

277 King St, Amherstburg, ON
(519) 736-5433

On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 the Amherstburg Freedom Museum will be re-opening its doors and would like to…

Old Sandwich Town BIA

3118 Sandwich Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1A6
(519) 258-0361

Sandwich Town is located in Windsor Ontario along the Canada–US border of the Detroit River, and was established…

Museum Windsor – Chimczuk Museum

401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7J1
(519) 253-1812

Please note that Museum Windsor – Chimczuk will be closed until December 31, 2020 with an unknown re-opening…

Sandwich First Baptist Church

3652 Peter Street, Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1J7
(519) 252-4917

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

Puce River Black Community Cemetery

972-1100 County Road 42, Lakeshore, Ontario, N0R 1C0
(519) 945-8923

While the first Blacks arrived in the Puce River area during the 1830s, the community owed its existence…

Tower of Freedom Underground Railroad Monument

200 Pitt St. E., Windsor, Ontario

Created by sculptor Ed Dwight and donated to the City of Windsor by Caesars Windsor in 2001 during…

FRANK Brewing Co.

12000 Tecumseh Rd. E., Tecumseh, ON

FRANK is pure, straight-to-the-point, old-fashioned beer crafted with dedication and pride. Beer-loving folk enjoy FRANK’s small-batch brews made…

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