Buxton National Historic Site & MuseumDigital Doors Open Chatham-Kent

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Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

This site encompasses the 3,642 hectares (9,000 acres) that made up the Elgin settlement, established in 1849 by Rev. William King. Find a brief description of the museum in the video below. The complex includes a restored 1861 schoolhouse and a church and cemetery dating from 1866. The site is also one of the few remaining African-Canadian settlements from the era before the American Civil War. As part of Digital Doors Open, explore Ontario’s Black heritage through this online resource, and check out this video on the Underground Railroad as well as this Archives of Ontario documentary that explores the history of the Black community in Buxton.

Contact info

21975 A.D. Shadd Road
North Buxton, Ontario



Building type:Museum

Dates/hours open

Jul 15, 11:45am - Jul 15, 11:45am