Ontario Heritage Trust museums open for the summer: Visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site and Fulford Place

ONTARIO – The Ontario Heritage Trust’s museums are reopening their doors to the public this summer. These provincially significant sites explore Ontario’s shared history and bring it to life through interactive public tours, exhibits and special events.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, Dresden, Chatham-Kent

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site hosts interactive, thought-provoking exhibits exploring the life and leadership of Josiah Henson – an abolitionist, preacher and conductor of the Underground Railroad. The site also explores the contributions of people of African descent to Canadian culture and society. Each August Civic Holiday weekend, the site hosts Emancipation Day – with speakers, performers, exhibits and cuisine reflecting early Black life in Ontario. Summer season: open most days from Saturday, May 21 to Friday, October 21. Check the website for specific dates and times.

Fulford Place, Brockville

Get a rare glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of another era. Discover the story of Senator George T. Fulford, explore the grand Fulford mansion and marvel at the many original family furnishings. Stroll through the restored gardens – designed by the Olmsted Brothers – and immerse yourself in the opulent surroundings. And take a guided tour of the mansion built by Senator George T. Fulford, purveyor of Pink Pills for Pale People. Summer season: Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, August 28. Check the website for specific dates and times.

Learn more

The Ontario Heritage Trust has several provincially significant sites under its care that are operated as museums in partnership with local communities. Learn about them here.


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About the Ontario Heritage Trust

The Ontario Heritage Trust (the Trust) is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The Trust conserves, interprets and shares Ontario’s heritage. We conserve provincially significant cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage, interpret Ontario’s history, celebrate its diversity and educate Ontarians of its importance in our society. The Trust envisions an Ontario where we conserve, value and share the places and landscapes, histories, traditions and stories that embody our heritage, now and for future generations.