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Uncle Tom's Cabin

29251 Uncle Tom's Rd, Dresden, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N0P 1M0, Canada
+1 519-683-2978
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Fascinating glimpse into some Canadian history

The interpretive centre is very informative and the grounds with the old buildings, residences and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Peponapis
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Cambridge, Canada
Love this piece of history!

Wonderful tour of history and space trade. Hensen was a notable figure who escaped American... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
sandrasdillon
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Cypress, Texas
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29251 Uncle Tom's Rd, Dresden, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N0P 1M0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The interpretive centre is very informative and the grounds with the old buildings, residences and church feel genuine and of the era. This is well worth a visit for a couple of hours.

Thank Peponapis
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful tour of history and space trade. Hensen was a notable figure who escaped American slavery through the Underground Railroad to Canada.

Thank sandrasdillon
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Excellent presentation film and background talk at start of tour, very interesting historical museum and site. Highly recommended. Warrior193.

1  Thank warrior193
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It has been many years since we last visited Uncle Toms Cabin and museum. Our guide was relatively new on the job, but did a great job with the background story and information on the tour. The whole place has been upgraded for accessibility and...More

1  Thank Oldie49
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Chatham and have since moved West. Our kids, born in Saskatchewan, have not been exposed to this important part of Canadian history. It was important to me that we visit the site. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and giving of their time....More

2  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We enjoyed the film and the buildings that you could tour on the site. Was a little disappointed that we were not allowed the time to see the display set up in the film room. We were quickly ushered out to see the other buildings....More

2  Thank MarisaLovesSummer
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had no idea of Ontario's connection to Uncle Tom's Cabin. Very well designed displays and exhibits. Not much is mentioned about this Museum and finding it was a pleasant surprise. There is a surprising amount of history to be learned here.

1  Thank The_Explorer_Beans
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Everybody knows the Uncle Tom's story from the childhood, but not many knows about the origins of it. Here, in Dresden you will find out everything - the history of American preacher who inspired the later book's character (Uncle Tom), artifacts from everyday life, and...More

2  Thank Kaja C
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

It was great to hear all the history about Josiah Henson and how he became known as "Uncle Tom". It was also great to see the church, and 2 houses on site from the era.

1  Thank a_davia1
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The trip to Uncle Toms Cabin was so full of history and learning. One of my favourite things about these kinds of attractions is that it's fun and educational. The tour was well laid out, informative, and the souvenirs were reasonably priced. Such a friendly...More

1  Thank MissPrincessCass
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