Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre 

Now open

We are updating our hours of operation. Beginning this Sunday, September 20th we will be closed on the weekends, and open for tours Monday - Friday from 10 - 4. If you would like to book a tour please call our front desk at (902) 875-1293 or 902-875-1310. All COVID protocols remain for tours, and we are still encouraging visitors to pre-book their tours to avoid disappointment.

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Discover their stories

Enjoy the view of Birchtown Bay when you climb up the Shaw Turret, which commemorates all Black Loyalist communities in Nova Scotia. Enter the Centre’s Lindsay Gallery and immerse yourself in the multimedia presentation of the Black Loyalist journey from Africa to the American colonies, then to Nova Scotia and back to Africa. Explore the virtual copy of the Carlton’s Book of Negroes and search for an ancestor who may have experienced part of this incredible journey.

Annual General Meeting Notice


Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

At this time we are encouraging those looking to visit to call ahead and book a tour. You can call 902-875-1293, or e-mail

African Heritage Month

African Heritage Month is this February! Be sure to join us on Facebook for a live stream of our proclamation on February 4th at 10:00am.


Adult $9.20
Senior (65+) $5.75
Child (6-17) $5.75
Child (5 & under) Free
Family (max 2 adults & 3 children) $23.00

Virtual field trips

We are pleased to announce that we are now booking virtual tours and presentations.

Create a virtual quilt square that will tell us about your experience and how this story has impacted you.

Be Social


Unlimited Visits

Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with a Nova Scotia Museum Annual Pass.