The Black Loyalist Heritage Museum in Birchtown offers visitors the chance to dive into the rich and vibrant history of the Black Loyalists and their descendants. With a number of archaeological artifacts, archival records and photographs, period clothing displays, and ever-changing exhibits, visitors will live the Black Loyalist experience through the various presentation in our museum.
Again this season they will feature weekly historical re-enactments enabling visitors to experience and gain an understanding of the issues facing this unique community. The re-enactments will take place on-site in St. Paul's Anglican Church, a heritage property, owned by the Society.
The gift shop "Birchtown's Giftshop & Collectables" features a wide array of products, collectables, and souvenirs. This store has something for everyone.
June 1 - September 30
Mon closed Tues-Fri 11:00am-5:00pm
Sat & Sun noon-5:00pm
Museum open by appointment off season
Office and Gift Shop open year round
Single $20, $25 family, $40 organization
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Phone: (902) 875-1606
Fax: (902) 875-1352
Phone: (902) 875-1310
Fax: (902) 875-1352
individual $3.00, donations welcome, charitable receipts issued for donations over $10.00, Re-enactment Admission individual $5.00 (includes admission to the museum)
- African Canadian
Bus tours welcome
Special Group Tours Offered
Please contact for details.
Scope of Holdings
Family genealogy, Cemetery records, Publications, Book of Negroes, Munster Roll, Church records, Court Records, Personal Diaries Census 1770-87, Land Grant Maps,New Brunswick Black Loyalist Records 1785 - 1835, Vital Stats and an extensive library.
Extent of Holdings
Founding Family Names
Ball, Bailey, Barry/Berry, Bell, Bennnett, Berriman/Berryman, Blagdon, Bolton ,Borden, Brant, Brothers, Brown, Bruce, Bright, Clyke, Crawford, Cromwell, Cuff, Davis, Downie/Downey, Eli/Ely, Farmer, Francis, Fells, Falls, George, Gibson, Gero/Gerrow, Goosley, Guy/Guye, Hagens, Hartley, Herbert, Jacklyn/Jacklin, Jarvis, Jones, Jordan/Jorden, Kellin(g) Kelley, Langford, Lavender, Lawrence, Matthews, McCarthy, Morrison, Nickerson, Oliver, Paytner, Peters, Robart, Riley, Robertson, Robinson, Scott, Sisco, Shotliffe, Skeen, Skien, Skinner, Stevens, Stephens, Tasco, Thompson, Turner, Tye, Upshaw, Warrington, Wesley, White, Williams, Wilson and many more.
First 1/2 hour is free and $20 for additional time.
Self conducted research is free.
25 cents for copies, $20 for scans
Yarmouth County, Queens County, Shelburne County, Annapolis County