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This is a contributing entry for People and Places: Black History Tour (London and Southwestern Ontario) and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.

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The Amherstburg Freedom Museum welcomes all people of all ages to experience the great history of the Underground Railroad. 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 incredible network possible.


The site includes Nazrey AME Church, National Historic Site and a terminus of the Underground Railroad, and the Taylor Log Cabin from the same period that looks like the occupants just stepped out for a moment. It is entirely appropriate, and even necessary, that the Museum was established in Amherstburg. Amherstburg meant freedom, as the Canadian destination for many freedom seekers escaping enslavement in the United States. The Museum is uniquely situated to resource a profound history, steeped in its surroundings, to further extend public knowledge and enjoyment.

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Joseph Sanford's story is quite exciting. His life changes for the better after he married the daughter of his former master. However, his story before shows the reality of these situations all these former slaves experienced.