The history just pours out of this place.

What’ll you have? During the Prohibition era, if any kind of alcohol was the answer to that question, chances were the glass was filled thanks to distilleries right here. During those “dry” days, when making, selling and consuming alcohol was banned in the United States, the flow of Canadian booze across the Detroit River kept speakeasies and blind pigs well stocked. From 1920 to 1933, rum running came alive and reached epic proportions with Windsor serving as a major smuggling point. In fact, it has been estimated that as much as 75% of the alcohol consumed in America during Prohibition was transported on waterways between Windsor and Detroit.

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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…

Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tours

Drinks of Walkerville Walking Tours Take a jaunt through historic Old Walkerville, learning about its architecture as well as some well known and not so well known tales associated with the neighbourhood. Named an Ontario Signature Experience, our Drinks of Walkerville tour…

Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre

Originally a 19th century district courthouse and gaol (jail), Mackenzie Hall is now the Cultural Centre for the City of Windsor, with performing arts space…

The Rum Runners Tour

Go back in time to the Roaring Twenties as costumed actors tell the story of prohibition and Windsor’s connection to gangsters like Al Capone and the Purple Gang…

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…


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333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7C5
Toll Free: 1.800.265.3633
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