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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)
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+1 519-253-1812

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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well worth a visit

A good introduction to the history of the area, quite a small museum but we enjoyed our visit for about 1.5 hours.

Reviewed 5 October 2016
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nicely set up displays with some hands on activities for kids or adults. Enjoyable to wander through the exhibits. A little bit of Windsor and surrounding area's history is displayed with some quick little trivia questions scattered around which are fun to play. Wish it was a larger area as the space available has been so wonderfully putvto use with... More 

Thank funnybunnie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A good introduction to the history of the area, quite a small museum but we enjoyed our visit for about 1.5 hours.

Thank organ254
mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Francois Baby House. Thank you for your positive feedback. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Sorry but I cannot recommend Museum Windsor. It's too small plus it's way too boring! It's free though so that's the only thing great about it. Not recommended.

Thank W2757WEwayneb
mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this review

So sorry you did not enjoy your experience at the Francois Baby House site of Museum Windsor. Perhaps you would prefer the larger Museum Windsor site - The Chimczuk Museum which is just down the street and has much larger displays, and more hands-on activities. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 

1 Thank Clemente71
mdv99, Curator at Museum Windsor, responded to this review

So happy you had a great visit to our free-admission Francois Baby House! Our front desk staff love the opportunity to talk to visitors. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back soon (and that next time the GPS doesn't send you the wrong way down a one-way street!). More 

Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

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.

1 Thank RIG65
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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 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.

1 Thank ronna1954
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 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.

1 Thank Andreas G
Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

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

Thank detigoronto19bj
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 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.

Thank Robert W
Yorba Linda, California
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 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!

Thank kitkat2986

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