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.

The Maidstone Bicentennial Museum

The Maidstone Bicentennial Museum Located on the historic Puce River where the first Municipal Town Hall was built in 1875. A fire in 1914 destroyed the original structure and the present building was built. It remained the town hall until…

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Reverend Josiah Henson. Recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and for his work in the Underground Railroad…

Victoria Avenue Walking Tour

Victoria Avenue Walking Tour From the outset, Victoria Avenue was intended to be a gracious, residential street. As a result, the earliest houses, built between 1890 and the Stock Market “Crash” of 1929, show diversity of design and, in spite of recent…

Walkerville Walking Tour

Walkerville Walking Tour The former Town of Walkerville was founded by Hiram Walker in 1858. The New England-born distiller bought two French farms on the south shore of the Detroit River, and the growth of his industry and the town it supported…

Willistead Manor

Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion nestled within a 15-acre park, that offers gracious accommodations for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other special events…

Willistead Park

Willistead Park The property surrounding Willistead Manor, appropriately named Willistead Park, contains over 300 trees, including Windsor’s only persimmon, a tree native to the southern United States. As well, the park boasts a rare Shumard oak, several Kentucky coffee trees,…


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