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While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

François Baby House (Museum Windsor) Doors Open Windsor

François Baby House (Museum Windsor)

American forces commandeered this building in July 1812 after hostilities broke out with the United States. The house, which served as American headquarters and subsequently the British artillery base during the War of 1812, is also where the final engagement of the Upper Canada Rebellion took place in 1838. Artifact storage area tours at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Tell us your story about this site

  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-1812


Year built: 1812 (foundations)
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

François Baby House (Museum Windsor) 254 Pitt Street West