Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site
EMANCIPATION DAY 2017
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Rev. Josiah Henson - a source of inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. A tour of Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site includes a visit to Rev. Josiah Henson's cabin, smokehouse, sawmill, as well as the Henson Family Cemetery. Henson's 5 acre complex is part of an original 200 acres plot purchased in 1841 as a community for escaped slaves who followed the North Star to freedom.
Emancipation Day Celebration
Every year, Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site revives the spirit of emancipation! This annual celebration of hope and freedom commemorates the end of slavery in the British Empire (August 1, 1834).
Everyone is welcome for this fun and educational day featuring traditional African music, story-telling, worship and lectures. Admission is free.
EMANCIPATION DAY DETAILS 2017
School and group bookings available year round by appointment.
May 20 to June 30 – Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
July 1 to August 31 – Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
September 1 to October 27 – Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
Holiday Mondays – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018 – tours by appointment only; please email to schedule a tour.
Admissions (HST included)
- Adults – $7
- Seniors – $6
- Students, aged 13-17 – $6
- Children, aged 6-12 – $4.50
- Children under 6 – Free
- Family – $20
- Picnic area
- Wheelchair access