Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History

The property containing the Josiah Henson Museum of African-Canadian History is part of 81 hectares (200 acres) of land purchased in 1841 to establish the Dawn Settlement – a refuge for the many fugitives from slavery who escaped to Canada from the United States. The Josiah Henson Interpretive Centre, located on the site, houses a collection of 19th-century artifacts and rare books pertinent to the abolitionist era, as well as displays highlighting Reverend Josiah Henson’s life.

May 21 to October 21 – Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023 – tours by appointment only; please email to schedule a tour

Address: 29251 Freedom Road, Dresden, Ontario, N0P 1M0
Telephone: (519) 683-2978

Hours

  • Sunday - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday - 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thursday - 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Friday - 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday - 10:00am - 3:00pm

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