About Africville Museum
Africville Museum tells the story of Africville since the settlement of early black immigrants in 1860s until its destruction in 1960s, for Halifax’s industrial expansion. Today, the Africville Museum looks across the land where the people lived, worked and raise their own families by the water of Bedford Basin. The museum is housed in a replica of the church where people came to pray, and to share in their joys and sorrows of village life.
The Africville Museum is operated by the not-for-profit Africville Heritage Trust Board. A majority of board members are members of Africville families.
What to Do at Africville Museum?
Things to Do at the Museum
Walk through the history of Africville, from a thriving village on the banks of the Bedford Basin to the relocation and demolition of the community. Visitors are guided through the vibrant life of the people of Africville and how they raise their children, their family, how people worked together, build their houses and their pride of their village.
The Africville Museum is rich in photographs, artifacts and anecdotes, the exhibits invite the visitor to look out the window, and imagine children playing by the waters of the Bedford Basin. Tourists can also watch interviews and various video clips following the lives of Africville descendants throughout the years after relocation. Visitors can see and hear the stories of childhood friends, family, and life in Africville.
The story of Africville continues by showing its visitors the simple yet peaceful life of the early people of the place. By visiting the Africville Museum, witness the strength and unity of its people and how they preserved the values of family and all of the community until the present times.
When to visit Africville Museum?
High Season Hours:
Victoria Day Weekend in May to ~November 1st/beginning of November
Sunday/Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Low Season Hours:
November through Victoria Day Weekend in May
Sunday and Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday-Saturday – 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Also available by appointment.
Time required to visit:
1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest
How much will it cost to visit Africville Museum?
Adults – $5.75
Students/Youth – $4.75
Seniors – $4.75
5 & Under – FREE
Types of payment accepted – Debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Apple Pay, etc.
How to get tickets?
At the Door
How to get to Africville Museum?
5795 Africville Road, Halifax, NS B3K 2V6
Lat: 44.6738550304 Lon: -63.6195252046
Get Directions from Your Location
The Museum is located on the site of Africville, close to where the original Church stood.
From Downtown Halifax: Take Barrington Street North toward the A. Murray MacKay Bridge. Turn right onto Africville Road. The Museum will be on your right.
From Dartmouth: Take the A. Murray MacKay Bridge to Halifax and follow directions to Africville Road. At the stop sign, turn left and follow Bayne Street to the railway track before the Container Terminal. Cross the railway track, and turn right onto Africville Road. The Museum will be on your left.
From Bedford: Follow directions to Lady Hammond Road. After passing the turn-off to the A. Murray MacKay Bridge, turn left at MacIntosh Street. Turn left again at Bayne Street, and follow Bayne Street to the railway track before the Container Terminal. Cross the railway track, and turn right onto Africville Road. The Museum will be on your left.
What about amenities and accessibility?
Service animals allowed
Wash rooms/ family friendly