Amherstburg Freedom Museum reopens

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Cleaning of touch points and washrooms will take place between visits. Interactive components have temporarily been removed.

Donations, gift shop purchases, and ticket purchases may be made with credit card or debit.

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum and the Nazrey A.M.E. Church is shown on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The museum has re-opened and is welcoming visitors on a limited basis. (DAN JANISSE - The Windsor Star)
The exteriors of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum and the Nazrey A.M.E. Church are shown on Tuesday. Dan Janisse/The Windsor Star

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum said it would like to thank supporters for their patience during the reopening and to check its Facebook page and website to read more about re-entry protocols at https://amherstburgfreedom.org/re-opening/.

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is a curated archive that preserves and shares Amherstburg’s stories of the Underground Railroad, and the compassion and solidarity it took to make this network possible. The location of the museum is key — Amherstburg meant freedom, as the Canadian destination for many Blacks escaping enslavement in the United States.

Also included in the museum complex are Nazrey A.M.E. Church — a national historic site and stop on the Underground Railroad; and the Taylor Log Cabin — home of George Taylor, a formerly enslaved man, and his family.

The museum is located at277 King Street. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for students/seniors. Children under are free.

AMHERTSBURG, ON. JULY 28, 2020 - Mary-Katherine Whelan, curator of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum is shown at the historic site on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The museum has re-opened and is welcoming visitors on a limited basis. (DAN JANISSE - The Windsor Star)
Mary-Katherine Whelan, curator of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum, is shown at the historic site on Tuesday. The museum has re-opened and is welcoming visitors, but, due to COVID-19, only on a limited basis. Dan Janisse/The Windsor Star