EVENT – Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site opens May 19
Saturday, May 19 to Friday, October 26, 2012
Visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site and learn about the trials and triumphs of early Black settlers in Ontario. Their dramatic journey to freedom via the Underground Railroad is revealed through the remarkable life of Josiah Henson, a former slave who escaped to Canada.
A highlight of the summer season is the annual Emancipation Day Celebration – commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire. This year, it will be held on Saturday, August 4. The interactive day of activities features traditional African music, storytelling, lectures and African-Canadian cuisine. Everyone is welcome!
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a five-acre museum site, including an interpretive centre, historic buildings, cemeteries and a gift shop. At the interpretive centre, visitors can explore the exhibits I’ll Use My Freedom Well and a timeline highlighting world events in North America’s rich Black history, take a guided tour of the site and watch a video on the life and legacy of Josiah Henson.
Located in Dresden, approximately three hours west of Toronto, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Open Mondays in July, August and holidays
Open year-round by appointment for groups of 20 or more
$6.25 for adults
$5.25 for seniors and students (13 to 17)
$4.50 for children (6 to 12)
Free for children under 6 $20 for a family
For information and group bookings, please contact:
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site
29251 Uncle Tom’s Road