Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the most poignant stops on the Ontario Underground Railroad tour. Original structures, artifacts and memoirs preserve this heritage and invite the visitor to explore the treasures that best reveal the region's history. Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site displays the life story of one of history’s most famous black slaves, Rev. Josiah Henson. Henson's dramatic experiences in slavery and his abolitionist work in Canada helped make him renowned throughout the world.