Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

Dresden, Ontario
National Trust Passport Place
29251 Uncle Toms Road, Dresden, ON
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May 21 to October 21 – Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Discover Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site recognizes the accomplishments of Josiah Henson through interpretive videos, interactive exhibits, numerous artifacts and tours reflecting the Black experience in Canada. The five acre site consists of the Josiah Henson Interpretive Centre, with its Underground Railroad Freedom Gallery and North Star Theatre, plus three historical buildings, two cemeteries, a sawmill and numerous artifacts that have been preserved as a legacy to these early pioneers. Each August Civic Holiday weekend (this year on July 30, 2022), the site hosts Emancipation Day – with various speakers, performers, exhibits and cuisine reflecting early Black life in Ontario. Black History Month programming takes place each February.

Museum Summer Hours

May 21 to October 21 – Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special Announcement
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site is changing its name. The new name will be announced on July 30, 2022 during Emancipation Day celebrations at the museum. Learn more at www.heritagetrust.on.ca/reclaiming 


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

Josiah Henson was the first person of African descent to be pictured on a Canadian postage stamp.


29251 Uncle Toms Road, Dresden, ON
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