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Park House Museum - An example of a French frame log house. Built in Detroit, it was dismantled about 1799 and float down the river to Amherstburg. - 214 Dalhousie St. Amherstburg, Ontario (519) 736-2511

Fort Malden National Historical Museum( an excellent historical site and source of historical military information) - 100 Laird St. E., Amherstburg, Ontario (519) 736-5416

Gordon House - built in 1798, is totally restored in 1996 - complete with 18th and 19th century antiques. This is a wonderful project and well worth the stop. Beautiful balconies overlook the Detroit River and inside is a Tea Room, Gallery and gift shop. Gordon House is also the home of the H.M.S. Detroit Project. - 268 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontario (519) 736-1133

North American Black Historical Museum - A collection of material promoting Black heritage with a focus on the Underground Railroad Movement and Black Canadian settlement. - 277 King St Amherstburg, Ontario (519) 736-5433

John R. Park Homestead (a look at times past) - 915 County Rd 50 Harrow, Ontario (519) 738-2029

Southwestern Ontario Heritage Village - (519) 776-6909

John Freeman Walls Historical Site and Underground Railroad Museum located at - R.R.3 Maidstone Township (519) 258-6253

The Marsh Collection Society - A collection of historical books, papers, photographs, genealogical and personal recollections - 235 Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontario ( 519) 736-9191

Southwestern Ontario Historical Sites