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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…