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Museum Windsor

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Address: 254 Pitt St W, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5L5, Canada (Formerly Windsor's Community Museum)
Phone Number: +1 519-253-1812
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The newly rebranded Museum Windsor (previously Windsor's Community Museum)...

The newly rebranded Museum Windsor (previously Windsor's Community Museum) consists of the Francois Baby House at 254 Pitt St. W. and the Chimczuk Museum at 401 Riverside Drive W. Both present exhibitions on the history of Windsor, Ontario and area. While the Francois Baby House exhibitions highlight the French origins of this area, and the War of 1812 and the Battle of Windsor, the Chimczuk Museum features exhibitions detailing the whole history of Windsor and area from early geologic time through the present. The Chimczuk Museum site also features separate exhibitions on Indigenous peoples, a Hands-on-History room for children and temporary exhibitions.

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A Bargain!

Visited the Maison Francois Baby House. Admission was free and the overall experience was a bargain. One half deals with the War of 1812 and the other half provides some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Clemente71
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Maison Francois Baby House. Admission was free and the overall experience was a bargain. One half deals with the War of 1812 and the other half provides some of the early French history of Windsor. If you take your time and watch all of the videos and look over the exhibits thoroughly should take about 45 minutes. Lady... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was laid out out in a clever and thoughtful way. Exhibits were diverse and interesting. I would like to see a bit more emphasis on native peoples but what they had was a good start. I woul recommend a visit.

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mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Museum Windsor now consists of two locations now. The Francois Baby House at 254 Pitt St. W. and the Chimczuk Museum at 401 Riverside Dr. W. There are new exhibits at both sites. The Chimczuk Museum features an Original Peoples Gallery focussed on the culture and legacy of Aboriginal peoples from the Windsor... More 

Bowling Green, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

So glad we found the museum, we were not expecting to spend so much time in it, but we started watching this very good film on the history of the war of 1812. Loved all the exhibits and we learned a lot too.

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1 Thank ronna1954
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

15 minutes well spent and it's free admission, highy recommend! We thought we "knew all that" but left with a much better understanding of early north-americxan history.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I really enjoyed this place. My company surely enjoyed this Museum even more than I did! They are courteous, accommodating and helpful.

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Thank detigoronto19bj
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Right behind the Waterfront hotel, free and open to the public. It is housed in one of the oldest houses in Windsor, and contains the history of the community, as well as some of Detroit's history.

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Thank Robert W
Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I really like this little museum in the historical house. The volunteer working was a very nice and informative woman. They had information in various languages, including Francais and English. They also had a stair lift chair for those who could not walk. Good little 30-45 minute stop!

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Thank kitkat2986
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Love to learn some local history or visiting the city of Windsor and would love to know more about it's community? The Windsor Community Museum is a great little place to check out for the young and old, with changing exhibits about Windsor and the people that make up this tight knit community. It's not just a museum they are... More 

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Thank Elizabeth P
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

In Windsor one cold afternoon, we stumbled upon this museum in a historic house. The house, built by Francois Baby, is packed with historical items that tell the history of Windsor. If you have kids, go directly to the basement, which is full of hands-on exhibits, games, and crafts. (It is aimed at younger kids, but my teenage daughter really... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The museum is housed in an old residence and, though small, very thoughtfully organized. It has a permanent exhibition and other, changing ones.

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