Josiah Henson Museum and Park is a former plantation property where Josiah Henson was enslaved. Henson was a famous abolitionist, author, and preacher and was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher’s famous novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. The original home to former plantation owner Isaac Riley still stands and is accompanied by new museum exhibits that tell the story of Josiah Henson’s life including what it was like to be enslaved most of his life and what he did to overcome it.
Park is open sunrise to sunset. Museum hours are Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Heritage Days Events
Tour the Josiah Henson Museum free on June 26 – open 10am-4pm.