Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Overview

Please contact the museum about current COVID guidelines and how they effect museum educational programming.  The museum is currently not offering group tours of more than 10 people per group following current guidelines mandated by the province of Ontario and the Windsor Essex-County Health Unit.

In Person Educational Programs

WELCOME TO THE MUSEUM

MUSEUM PROGRAMING

All educational programs are informative and interactive, and approximately 90 minutes in length, which connect heritage and cultural life in Essex County to the school curriculum. Programs include a guided tour of both historic buildings, an interactive scavenger hunt, and a 20-minute video which is also available in French. School programs may be scheduled for either morning or afternoon; times are flexible and pre-booking is required.

PROGRAM FEES:

  • $5.00 per/child           
  • Chaperones and teachers are admitted free of charge, supervising adults are expected to stay with their group always.

PROGRAM FEES:

  • Amherstburg Freedom Museum (277 King Street, Amherstburg Ontario)– includes our historic buildings National Historic Site the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Taylor Log cabin.

ACCESSIBILITY:

  • The Amherstburg Freedom Museum, and the Nazrey A.M.E. Church is wheelchair accessible. Only the main floor of the Taylor Log Cabin is wheelchair accessible.

Booking:

To book your school program, contact museum staff by calling 519-736-5433 Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM or email curator@amherstburgfreedom.org. Please book your Museum visit early to ensure the date and time you prefer, and do not hesitate to contact us at any time with questions about our programs, or to make changes to your booking.

Virtual Program Fees:

Elementary Schools

$50.00; up to two classes at one time

Secondary Schools and Adult Education

In Person Educational Programs

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum located in Amherstburg, Ontario, a chief entry point into Canada for those escaping slavery in the United States. The Museum consists of two historic buildings and a main exhibition building that preserves the rich Black heritage and history of the region with a focus on the Underground Railroad, Canadian Black settlement, and the accomplishments of the people of African origin who helped shape Canada.

The Amherstburg Freedom museum offers tours and programs in an ideal setting for students to learn about this rich and diverse history, through the touring of both historic buildings on site; National Historic Site the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E). The Nazrey A.M.E Church was a terminus of the Underground Railroad, where many people fleeing slavery and oppressed Blacks first felt true freedom in Canada. The Taylor Log Cabin and its furnishings represent the type of housing available to some residents in Amherstburg during the mid to late 1800s.

Programs include a guided tour video of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum, a choice of historic video, Q&A session and/or interactive Kahoot! Quiz.Programs available: Monday to Friday, morning or afternoon (times flexible). Please contact the museum if you require weekend tour availability.

Booking:

To book your school program, contact please call 519-736-5433.

At the time of booking be prepared to provide:

  • Preferred date(s) and time(s)
  • Grade, number of students and staff, and any accessibility requirements or special requests.
  • Book your Museum visit early to ensure the date and time you prefer!
  • Please contact us at any time with questions about our programs, or to make changes to your booking.

Cancellations:

Should there be any changes in the time or date of your booking or the number of students attending, please contact the Museum as soon as possible. Cancellations must be provided 48 hours before booked date(s), failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.