This museum is a tribute to the history of the Black Loyalists who fled slavery and oppression in the United States and sought refuge, first in this former British colony in the late eighteenth century, and then in Sierra Leon in Africa. That tribute is takes place in a multi-million dollar building, just outside of town with a swell view of the harbor. Inside, multimedia exhibits tell the story, as does the cleverly designed building itself, the glass floors a window on the artifacts beneath—including a replica of the covered hole dug in the ground that served as shelter for some Black Loyalists through their first winter. The windows are also etched with the names of those in what is called "The Book of Negroes" who were seeking freedom so long ago.
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre
119 Old Birchtown Rd.
Our Rating Hours Open daily mid-May to Sept Phone 902/875-1310 Prices Admission C$8 adult, C$5 senior and child 6-17, C$20 family, free for children 5 and under. Web site Black Loyalist Heritage Centre
Map119 Old Birchtown Rd. Shelburne
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