We are dedicated to the preservation of history.

Explore our heritage sites to experience life in days gone by and the pride our residents have in our story of life on the border between two nations. You’ll discover heroic tales of residents helping fugitive slaves find freedom and soldiers standing guard in the face of a threatened American invasion. You’ll also hear of the wilder adventures of rum-running smugglers during Prohibiton and stories that celebrate our rich legacy as the original automotive capital of Canada. Of no less importance are the quieter narratives of the farmers, pioneers, and ordinary citizens who lived, worked, and played in this region they called home.

Amherstburg Freedom Museum

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum welcomes all people of all ages to experience the history of the Underground Railroad and the compassion and solidarity it took to make this network possible. Site includes Nazrey AME Church, National Historic Site and stop on the Underground Railroad…

Bedford United Church of Canada

Bedford United Church was made famous by the gun-toting Methodist Minister “The Fighting Parson” during the days of Prohibition…

Buxton National Site & Historic Museum

“There are signs of industry and thrift and comfort, everywhere; signs of intemperance, of idleness, of want, nowhere. There is no tavern and no groggery; but there is a chapel and a schoolhouse. Most interesting of all…

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association Every day at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association you can experience history, both the reliving of it and the making of it. When one of our planes flies, for most it is a rare and wonderful…

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village

Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village promotes the preservation of rare, classic and antique vehicles and other historical artifacts from the area. It is a pioneer village situated on a 100-acre site  and emphasizes the…

Chatham-Kent Black History Society

The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society is a non-profit registered charity, which was founded in 1992 and incorporated in 1994…

Dieppe Gardens

Dieppe Gardens With a breathtaking view of the Detroit skyline, Dieppe Gardens is located at Riverside Drive and Ouellette Avenue, along Windsor’s scenic, downtown waterfront. It’s named from Dieppe, France, where the Essex Scottish Regiment of Windsor was a part…

Duff-Baby Mansion

Duff-Baby Mansion The oldest house in Windsor, built in 1798 on the south shore of the Detroit River in Sandwich, the Duff-Baby House is named for its first two loyalist owners, Alexander Duff and James Baby. Recognized among the most…

Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum

Guided Tours through the museum teaches our past motorized history. We have old small engines, tractors, steam engines and some farming equipment on display…

Essex Railway Station

Essex Railway Station The Essex Railway Station is a historical site which has been restored to the 1907 era. The Station houses a gift shop offering souvenirs, gifts and crafts. Railway artifacts on display, a pedestrian walkway (Heritage Gardens) links the…


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