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Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site

29251 Uncle Tom's Road
Dresden, Ontario
N0P 1M0

Contact: Steven Cook

Telephone: 519-683-2978
Fax: 519-683-1256


Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site is located west of the town of Dresden, Ontario.

Take Highway 401 from Windsor or Toronto to Exit 101. Following signs, take Kent Bridge Road (County Road 15) north to Highway 21. Turn left onto Highway 21 towards Dresden. Turn left onto Park Street towards Uncle Tom’s Road. Turn left on Uncle Tom’s Road and the museum is immediately on your left.

Take 402 East from the Bluewater Bridge to Exit 25 South (Oil Heritage Road), otherwise known as Highway 21 South. Continue to Dresden and turn right on Park Street. When you reach the end of Park Street, turn left on Uncle Tom's Road.

Slavery to freedom
Slavery to freedom
During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. Ontario was one of their primary destinations.
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