You’ll hear the echoes of history loud and clear.

As the site of the outbreak of the War of 1812, the only war ever fought on Canadian soil, it is an area rich in cultural, natural, and social history. Explore the trenches and barracks of the war of 1812 at sites like Fort Malden National Historic Site*. A critical British defensive post during the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837-38, Fort Malden commemorates a period when the destiny of Canada was determined by military action. This riverfront site includes original earthworks and restored barracks. Helpful staff and fine exhibits will make your visit a fascinating experience. Enquire about group tours, educational programs and special events. Be sure to visit the Garrison Gift Shop. Fort Malden also has a library and archives; contact the site for details and appointments.
*FREE admission with the Parks Canada Discovery Pass, available in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at various locations (including Tourism Information Centres throughout Windsor and Essex County)

Fort Malden National Historic Site

Fort Malden National Historic Site Fort Malden stood guard during the war of 1812, a time when the threat of American invasion was very real. The Americans occupied this fort for almost two years after the British abandoned it following…

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…

Museum Windsor – Chimczuk Museum

Museum Windsor – Chimczuk Museum Windsor’s premier museum destination houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area, the Original People’s Culture and Legacy, and the development of the City, a state-of-the-art Children’s Gallery, and temporary exhibitions. Tues –…

Museum Windsor – Maison Francois Baby House

Museum Windsor – Maison François Baby House The historic house, built by François Baby, is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada, and now features permanent galleries on Windsor’s French Roots, the War of 1812, and the Battle of Windsor, along…


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