Between 1800 and 1860, the small town of Amherstburg, Ontario held a special place in the hearts of some fifty thousand men, women and children.Runaways fleeing slavery and oppression south of the border, they found, at this outpost on the crossing point of the Detroit River....




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The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is located in Amherstburg, Ontario, a chief entry point into Canada for those escaping slavery in the U.S.  The Museum consists of two historic buildings and a main exhibition building that preserves the rich Black heritage and history of the region.