Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

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Buxton National Historic Site & Museum

Address: 21975 Ad Shadd Rd | N0P 1Y0, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N0P 1Y0, Canada
Phone: 519-352-4799
Email: buxton@ciaccess.com
Website: ciaccess.com
Open Hour: Sun – Sat 10:00 – 16:30
Description: THE ELGIN SETTLEMENT, which was for many the last stop on the Underground Railroad, was founded in 1849. THE MUSEUM SITE INCLUDES the Buxton Museum, S.S. #13 Raleigh (Buxton) Schoolhouse (1861), the Colbert/Henderson Cabin (1854), and the Shadd Barn (restoration completed in 2009). Local church cemeteries (1857) are on the grounds adjacent to the museum. Facilities include a large picnic shelter and barbecue, washrooms, a wheelchair access ramp to the museum and plenty of free parking. Of special note is the Research Area, which contains resource materials, pertaining to local history and genealogy.

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