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Our Part in Canadian History

Rich in history there are great places to visit and learn about the roots of Windsor Essex. From the beautiful grounds of our historic sites and homes to the museum honouring the Underground Railroad and the compassion and solidarity it took to make this network possible.  Watch automotive and aviation history come alive when you go back in time at the Canadian Historic Aircraft Association and the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village where you can dine at their unique 50’s style diner,

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Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association, or CH2A, home to Windsor’s own Lancaster bomber and Mosquito KB161 and has maintained a fleet of flyable historic aircraft. Our pilots volunteer their time to take the aircraft to air shows so that people everywhere get the chance to experience these types of aircraft.

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, London Plane, Chestnut, European Elm and Tree of Heaven.

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.

John R Park Homestead

Go back in time to the 1850's with a visit to the John R. Park Homestead and Conservation Area. Explore the Parks’ magnificent Classical Revival home, built in 1842, taste baking from the kitchen fireplace or play with a wooden toy in the children’s bedrooms.

Canadian Transportation Museum

Welcome to the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village (CTMHV); one of the most interesting tourist attractions Southern Ontario. Situated on a 100 acre site housing one of the largest transportation museums in Ontario, a Heritage Village with over 20 buildings dating from 1700s-1920s, and the only Ambulance museum in Canada.

Attractions

The Sandwich Windmill

Mill Street Heritage Park, Corner of Russel & Mill Streets, Windsor, Ontario


​In the 18th Century, numerous wind-powered gristmills stood on the shore of the Detroit River between Sandwich and…


Masonic Temple Ballroom

986 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, ON, N9A 1C6
(519) 253-3615
www.masonictempleballroom.com/


Due to COVID-19 in-person tours are postponed however virtual tours are available online.  Located in the heart of…


Little House of Cupcakes

108 Talbot St. N, Essex, ON, N8M 2C4
(519) 776-7721


From cakes to cupcakes and desserts to chocolate covered items! Early Mornings – The bakers at Little House…


John R. Park Homestead

915 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON
(519) 738-2029
erca.org/conservation-areas-events/conservation-areas/john-r-park-homestead/


A visit to the John R. Park Homestead and Conservation Area will take you back in time to…


Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village

6155 Arner Townline, Kingsville, Ontario, N0R 1B0
(519) 776-6909
www.ctmhv.com/index.htm


Please note the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 precautions.  CTMHV plans…


Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

104-2600 Airport Rd, Windsor, ON, N8V 1A2
(519) 966-9742
www.ch2a.ca/


As of November 30, 2020 the CH2A will be temporarily closed to visitors, volunteers and members.   The Canadian…


Amherstburg Freedom Museum

277 King St., Amherstburg, ON, N9V 2C7
(519) 736-5433
www.amherstburgfreedom.org/


The Amherstburg Freedom Museum will be temporarily CLOSED due to COVID-19 Mandated Lockdown as of December 14, 2020 Please call…


Oxley Estate Winery

533 County Rd. 50 E, Harrow, ON, N0R 1G0
(519) 738-3264
oxleyestatewinery.com


Oxley Estate Winery, in the heart of the wine route on charming County Road 50, makes small batch…


Ye Olde Walkerville Bed and Breakfast

1104 Monmouth Rd, Windsor, Ontario, N8Y3L8
(519) 254-1507
www.walkervillebb.com


Our Victorian era B&B is immaculate and beautifully furnished. All five rooms have private full bathrooms, TV, phone,…


Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge

804 Erie St. S, Windsor, ON, N9A 3Y4
(519) 252-4055
www.mezzo.ca


VOTED BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN WINDSOR! The not-to-be-missed dining experience at Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge goes far beyond…


Nuccelli’s Frozen Yogurt

274 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, ON, N9V 0E8
(519) 736-7020
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Located in Downtown Amherstburg, Nuccelli’s has been serving Essex County since 1987.  They offer curbside pick ups on…


Windsor Sculpture Park

Windsor Waterfront, Windsor, Ontario
www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Culture/Windsor-Sculpture-Park/Pages/Windsor-Sculpture-Park.aspx


Visit Windsor’s unique museum without walls. Explore 31 large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists….


Stone’s Throw Cottage Oxley

499 Oxley Beach Dr., Harrow, Ontario, N0R 2G0
(519) 566-7993
www.stonesthrowcottages.ca/


Stone’s Throw Cottage Oxley is a beautiful, relaxing, peaceful, inviting 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house available for vacation…


Dairy Freez

368 County Rd. 34 W, Essex, ON, N8M 2X5
(519) 839-4703


Enjoy ice cream, classic American foods and other treats at this family run drive-in restaurant.  Proudly serving Essex…


Willistead Park

1899 Niagara St, Windsor, Ontario
(519) 253-2365
www.citywindsor.ca/residents/parksandforestry/City-Parks/Pages/Willistead-Park-.aspx


The property surrounding Willistead Manor, appropriately named Willistead Park, contains over 300 trees, including Windsor’s only persimmon, a…


Sandwich Brewing Company

3232 Sandwich St., Windsor, ON, N9C 1A8
(519) 800-2019


Sandwich Brewing Company’s love of old buildings is eclipsed only by their love of exceptional beer.  Putting it…


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