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“Beautiful historical site” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Willistead Manor

Willistead Manor
1899 Niagara St. | Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Walkerville)
519-253-2365
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Ranked #9 of 71 things to do in Windsor
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Windsor, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful historical site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Willistead Manor has been bequeathed to the city of Windsor and so is under the auspices of the city. The manor can be rented for weddings and other events. The grounds of the estate are parklike and you will see people walking their dogs and otherwise enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Situated in the middle of a large residential area of big old homes. Lots of big trees. It has a beautiful setting. The manor was built at the turn of the 20th century and so features beautiful architecture. A great setting for taking photos. Lots of parking. Not sure how accessible it is for the physically disabled.

Visited December 2012
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Windsor, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“a pretty good history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I've lived in Windsor my whole life and have gone to highschool literally one block away. This is one of Windsor's best attractions if you are into history. This might be coupled with hiram walkers tour as well since they are linked. Just don't expect the time of your life.

Visited June 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful quiet park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Excellent park for walking and photography.Quiet treed setting.Art in the park in june is a must attend.

Visited August 2013
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Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Lovely Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Well worth the visit, especially at Christmas time. Thank heavens it has been saved as part of Windsor's heritage!

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Leamington, Canada
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“ELEGANT MANSON”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

What a wonderful old mansion surrounded with gardens and huge iron gates and fencing. The original home of one of the founders of the Hiram Walker empire that is still in business in Windsor to this day. The home has gone through many transitions over the years, from private family home, to art museum, meeting rooms, wedding gatherings, etc. It is now the home of the annual famous Willistead Manor Art in the Park festival every spring.

Visited July 2012
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