Willistead Manor
Willistead Manor
4.5

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James A
Windsor, Canada19,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is a nice fenced in park with an old manor house at the center of it. They just added a new playground for small children which is a nice touch and maybe families go here and people walking their dogs. Also as an added bonus this would be a safe have during the zombie apocalypse (it’s coming) so there you go. Great at all levels and uses. Enjoy!
Written October 16, 2023
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Rhonda N
LaSalle, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
I visited Willistead Manor last December. It was like stepping back a hundred years ago looking at all the Christmas decorations. This manor was built by the Walker Family and left to the city for all to enjoy. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful places in our city that we are able to visit.
Written August 11, 2014
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James G
London, Canada231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Enclosed by a sturdy stone and wrought-iron fence, with impressive entrance gates, Willistead Manor Park is a lovely and relaxing spot in the heart of Olde Walkerville. The spacious grounds feature clumps of mature trees, winding pathways, and park benches upon which to relax. The park includes an accessible washroom and a small playground area.

The centrepiece of the park is the magnificent manor house. Unfortunately, it is open only limited hours for public tours, listed as summer hours of 2-4 pm on Mondays and 7-9 pm on Wednesdays. It's a shame that such a treasure is not available to the general public on a wider basis.
Written July 3, 2014
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Beverly B
36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Awesome building. The website said open but not. Sign at site implied only open July and December!!!! Sign listed a web site but when tried to go to it was error. Quite disappointing
Written August 9, 2023
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Jules_the_explorer
Burlington, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
What a beautiful tranquil place. I attended a wedding here and it was just beautiful. A must see to be sure.
Written August 15, 2012
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Serenity250
Windsor, Canada117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful at any time of year for any event. I have been visiting Willistead since I was a child at Christmas with my mother and on numerous school trips. When we began planning a baby shower for my son and daughter-in-law it seemed the perfect venue. The staff are easy to work with. Very few decorations are necessary as the Manor is spectacular on it's own. Koolini has the catering contract so needless to say the food and it's presentation were excellent. Many different catering options available. Attention paid to every detail. Rental prices are reasonable.
Written November 13, 2015
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Wayne B
Brampton, Canada1,052 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We had been on the grounds of Willistead Manor on a couple of earlier occasions but never at a time when tours were available. We finally made a special trip when we learned of the Sunday afternoon tours available during the month of July. The manor was absolutely breathtaking in its beauty, the woodwork was absolutely incredible and everywhere there was total elegance. The lady that provided the tour for our group was extremely knowledgeable about not only the property but also the history of the Walker family and to some extent, Walkerville itself. She mentioned that as a youngster, living in a nearby working class neighborhood, that she (and others) at that time could come to Willistead during a time period when the manor had become a public library. It is with genuine gratitude that one is able to recognize the efforts, and resources, of the many contributors and volunteers that have worked so diligently over the years to save this iconic landmark and preserve it for the enjoyment of the many people that come to visit it each year. Don't miss a chance to tour this incredible structure - and one is permitted to take as many pictures as they wish.

Wayne and Marilyn
Written July 22, 2015
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Joanne B
Windsor, Canada60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Willistead Manor is a historic mansion located in the former town of Walkerville, now part of Windsor, Ontario. The 16th-century Tudor style manor was built in the early 1900's. The young son of Hiram Walker, Edward, had a world renowned architect build the manor in honor of his brother Willis who had died at a very early age.

An unusual feature of this beautiful 36 room manor is that it only contains one bedroom. Coach Houses were constructed in the same time period that would accommodate the Walker's many guests. When her husband passed on Mrs. Walker deeded the house and grounds to the town of Walkerville and when Walkerville was amalgamated with Windsor in the mid 1920's, it obtained ownership of the Willistead Manor.

Throughout the years the Manor was used as the Walkerville Town Hall, the Windsor Art Gallery and also a public library. In the mid 1980's the City of Windsor was going to demolish the beautiful structure because they were concerned about the costs to maintain the building. Thanks to the on-going efforts of local preservationists, the manor was saved.

Today, local citizens are able to rent the Willistead Manor banquet hall for private functions as well as weddings, meetings and receptions. The grounds are comprised of three beautiful acres of lush gardens, shrubs and trees and serves host to Windsor's annual Art in the Park festivities.
Written May 19, 2015
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helllooo901
New Delhi, India80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
We attended a wedding here and it was out of this world. The setting was perfect and it was a beautiful day in May with the sun shining down upon our shoulders. The organisers were very helpful and the food served excellent. Highly recommended for those looking for a traditional English experience.
Written October 28, 2014
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darbeau1
Windsor, Canada59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
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.
Written August 5, 2013
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