Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

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

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • 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