John Freeman Walls Historical Site

Site: Lakeshore - Puce Rd

Service: Underground Railroad Museum

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Contact Information
Office Phone Admin & Site: 519-727-6555
Primary Contact Dr Bryan Walls, President of Proverbs Heritage Organization
Alternate Contact Anna Walls, Secretary
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Walking tours of Underground Railroad  
* historic site  
* museum 
* The devolopment of the John Freeman Walls Historic Site began in 1976 when Dr. Bryan Walls, a Windsor dentist and great-great grandson of John, began four years of genealogical research, which culminated in the publication of the documented novel "THE ROAD THAT LED TO SOMEWHERE".  
* This story traces John and Jane Walls' perilous journey along the Underground Railroad from Troublesome Creek, Rockingham County, North Carolina to Puce, Maidstone Township, Ontario,Canada.  
* The family self published the novel in 1980. Someone in the government read the novel and thought this was an important part of Canadian, American history and erected a historical plaque designating the property a historic site. 
Historic Tour includes: 
* The Underground Railroad 
* The Historic Walkway 
* The Cemetery 
* The Peace Chapel 
* The Simcoe Buildinhg 
* The John Freeman Log Cabin 
* The Freedom Train 
* The Walls Family 
* Genealogy 
* Historic Site Gift Shop (see resource section for website link to gift shop)
Hours Tue- Sat 10 am-4 pm Jun, Jul, Aug (Last full tour at 2:30 pm) * Must call for an Appointment
Dates May-Oct by appointment only * Hours dependent on weather in the spring and fall
Areas Served Essex County
Eligibility * No restrictions 
* Open to School Students and Bus Tour Groups
Application * Appointment required
Languages English
Fees Admission
Agency Information
Funding Fees - Service
Site Information
Site Location Puce Rd - 1 mile north of Hwy 401
Located In Community Lakeshore
Address & Map
859 Puce Rd
Puce, ON N8M 2X7
View MapQuest Map
Intersection County Rd 25 and Walls Rd
Mailing Address c/o Dr Bryan Walls 
932 Concession 6, RR #3 
Essex, ON N8M 2X7
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Very Limited wheelchair accessibility as much of the site is out of doors.
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