Black History Tour

Located at Cherrybrook Road and Main Street, Mathieu da Costa was the first person of African descent known to have settled here and spoke the Mi’kmaq language of Nova Scotia. The Black Cultural Centre houses a museum section, an auditorium, gift shop, and a reference library. A colorful array of historic exhibitions, souvenirs and publications await you.

Our tour of the Black Cultural Centre will consist of visiting the former Africville Village, where many African-Nova Scotians lived. We will also visit some of the African-Canadian historic homes and the United Baptist church. At the museum itself, you will be able to learn some interesting and significant facts about African-Canadian history from the time of the slave trade, the emancipation from slavery and the general struggle of black people from the United States to Canada, en route from and to Africa.