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Willistead Manor

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Neighbourhood: Walkerville
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Address: 1899 Niagara St | Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1K3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-253-2365

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Beautiful Home and a Part of Windsor's History!

We enjoy visiting Willistead once a year during the holiday season. They offer open houses during that time of year for a nominal fee. Each room in the manor is decorated in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Willistead Manor is truly a staple of Windsor with its rich history, and culture about it. But honestly it's looks haunted! The staff is great and at but again it's looks haunted! Would love to spend Halloween there. That would be awesome! Recommended for good Halloween fun.

Thank W2757WEwayneb
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We enjoy visiting Willistead once a year during the holiday season. They offer open houses during that time of year for a nominal fee. Each room in the manor is decorated in a different theme. There are many volunteers who go out of their way to maintain and preserve this historic gem in our city. Even my children enjoy the... More 

Thank LAURA1981
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We walked thru the massive front entrance door, and it struck us both... WOW!!! It is a beautiful home, Thank you Mr. Walker for giving the town of Walkerville a beautiful home to look at (in the beginning), and a wonderful interior to host the Art Gallery of windsor for a time. Now, it is a wonderful public building to... More 

Thank Kyle L
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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262 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I attended a banking function and Willistead Manor. It's a beautiful place with a storied history. I liked how the management lived directly around the manor and then supervisors around those houses etc. essentially the houses were "nicer" the closer you got to the manor.

Thank Ryan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The architecture of Willistead Manor is an excellent example of an English Manor house. Once of then nicest landmarks/historical houses in the Windsor area (I recommend visiting it when it's open to the public for free during Doors Open). If there is small gathering of people, it's a very nice location to rent out for it's banquet facilities.

Thank Keith M
Culiacan, Mexico
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I went with a group of middle school students from mexico, we had a great time, its a place full of history, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions, it is a small place so it doesn't take long to visit, but if you are in Windsor it´s a place you shouldn't miss.

Thank Maciel B
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Absolutely loved this park - Stately Tudor type mansions surrounded by mature trees and lovingly cared for rose gardens. The landscape is formal british with beautiful flagstone pathways encircling the property.

1 Thank katrinap101
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Manor is impeccably kept. The Christmas decorations are second to none. If you are in the area, it is a must see. The food they supplied, at the reception we attended, was hot and delicious.

Thank Gerry G
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135 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Willistead is only open for tours at certain times of the year... Best time to go is during Art in the Park in June, and at Christmas time. It is amazing to believe that at one time this was someone's home. When the house is decorated for Christmas is out favourite time to go! Consider combining this with a tour... More 

Thank andrewbW737BY
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Willistead is the grand lady from another time. Never miss and invitation to take her in for a wedding, reception, special occasion.

Thank kp729

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