Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

21975 A.D. Shadd Rd.
North Buxton, ON N0P 1Y0- Map It
(519) 352-4799

AAA Editor Notes

Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, 21975 A.D. Shadd Rd. (CR 6), has a museum and buildings that were part of the last stop on the Underground Railroad that helped American slaves to freedom in Canada before the Civil War. Then known as the Elgin Settlement, the historically black community was founded by Rev. William King in 1849; the museum preserves artifacts and items belonging to him. An 1861 schoolhouse and an 1857 cemetery are on the grounds. A research library is available, and a cultural room displays local art. A video presentation can be viewed by appointment. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$6; $5 (ages 65+ and students with ID); free (ages 0-4); $20 (family, six members).
Hours: Daily 10-4:30, July-Aug.; Wed.-Sun. 1-4:30, May-June and in Sept.; Mon.-Fri. 1-4:30, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, Easter and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.