Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Shelburne
(4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • We have been going to Shelburne for over 20 years now and were saddened to hear about the fire here. In 2015 we visited the new museum and are true believers that things happen for a reason. In this c...  more »
  • We visited this centre and learned lots about the history of black loyalists who came to Birchtown in the aftermath of the American Revolution. The building is modern and well designed and the staff w...  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.