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733 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, ON L9H 5E3
Griffin House is a house built in 1827 by Englishmen in Ancaster. It was purchased in 1834 by Enerals Griffin, an African American slave from Virginia who escaped to Canada. It is a rare surviving example of a four-room house typical in Upper Canada in the early 19th century. Today, the house offers Underground Railroad tours and history-related programs.
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