Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Shelburne

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History Museum Historic Site
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre is located in Shelburne. To visit Black Loyalist Heritage Centre on your holiday in Shelburne, and find out what else Shelburne has to offer, use our Shelburne trip itinerary maker.
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  • This hidden gem is small yet packs a punch and it really needs to be seen to be believed. Interactive displays serve as detailed timelines and the information is concise and easily accessible. Despite...  more »
  • We return to the Black Loyalist Centre at least once a year. It's a truly remarkable presence. It may seem small and unassuming but that's far from the reality. It has depth, character and a friendly,...  more »
  • We travelled 2.5 hours down to Birchtown to see the museum as we had seen the series that had been filmed here. For a start it took us a while to find as it's not clearly signposted and when we arrive...  more »
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  • If you watched or read The Book of Negroes the award-winning novel from Canadian writer Lawrence Hill then you must visit the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. In the late 18th century, Birchtown was the largest free Black community in British North America. It was the centre of the Black Loyalist experience and its founding represented a turning point in the history of persons of African descent in Canada. The Black Loyalist Heritage Site, located in Birchtown on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, shares the story of the Black Loyalists – some of the earliest Black settlers in Nova Scotia.