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Museums and Heritage Sites

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County of Essex's museums and heritage sites bring the past to life! Come explore the heritage of Essex County through the stories of families and their history creating an opportunity for you to step back in time.

Amherstburg Park House Museum

About: Appreciation for the heritage of the Town of Amherstburg and its people through the presentation, preservation and study of its collections.

Address: 214 Dalhousie St, Amherstburg, ON N9V 1W4
Website: Park House Museum

Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village

About: Our Transportation Museum houses over 50 antique and rare vehicles. Our Heritage Village boasts over 17 historic/pioneer buildings dating back to the early 1800's. It is situated on our 100-acre site and emphasizes the history of Windsor and Essex County. Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village helps preserve the past of Canada South for the education and interpretation of present and future generations.

Address: 6155 Arner Townline (County Rd 23), Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5 
Website: Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village

Charlie Campbell Memorial Museum

About: The Charlie Campbell Memorial Museum at Kingsville Historical Park was established to promote interest, education and research in the Military and Civic History of the Kingsville-Essex County area.

Address: 145 Division St South, Kingsville, ON N9Y 1W6
Website: Charlie Campbell Memorial Museum

Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Museum

About: Museum for people interested in the accumulation and restoration of antiques, farm machinery, and steam engines. 

Address: Co-An Park, 11071B 11th Concession, McGregor, ON N0R 1J0
Website: Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Museum

Essex Railway Station

About: The site consists of a restored stone railway station built in 1887, a Heritage Gardens area with markers identifying individuals and families who have contributed to the development of the Town of Essex, and antique railcars from 1909 and 1942.

Address: 87 Station St., Essex, ON N8M 2C5
Tel: 519-776-9800
Website: Essex Railway Station

Fort Malden National Historic Site

About: Fort Malden stood guard during the War of 1812, a time when the threat of American invasion was very real. The Americans took over this fort for almost two years after the British abandoned it following their defeat at the Battle of Lake Erie. Come rediscover this historic treasure.

Address: 100 Laird Avenue South, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Z2
Website: Fort Malden National Historic Site

Jack Miner

About: The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation is a charitable organization that was established by Jack Miner, a great naturalist and Canada's first noted conservationist. To continue the good work of Jack Miner and the Sanctuary he established in 1904, The Foundation serves to feed, protect and defend waterfowl and song birds and aims to inspire those who visit to experience the benefits of nature by creating a natural environment for today and future generations.

Address: 360 Road 3 West, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5
Website: The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation

John Freeman Walls Historical Site

About: Built and operated by the descendants of John Freeman Walls and Jane King Walls. They travelled on the famous Underground Railroad from Rockingham County, North Carolina to Canada. This historic site was an actual Terminal of the Underground Railroad.

Address: 859 E Puce Rd, Puce, ON  
Website: www.undergroundrailroadmuseum.org

John R. Park Homestead

About: A visit to the John R. Park Homestead and Conservation Area will take you back in time to the 1850s.

Address: 915 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0
Website: John R. Park Homestead

Kingsville Historical Park Inc.

About: The Kingsville Historical Park and Military Museum maintains a historical park and public institution dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of historically significant objects. The Museum building holds collections regarding the United Empire Loyalists and artifacts and information on the People of Essex County and their involvement in the defence of their Country in the Fenian Raids, Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Cold War, Peacekeeping, Bosnia, Afghanistan... and much more

Address: 145 Division St S, Kingsville, ON N9Y 1P5
Website: Kingsville Historical Park Inc / Charlie Campbell Memorial Museum

Maidstone Bicentennial Museum

About: Dedicated to the collection and preservation of historical information and artifacts in old Maidstone Township and area.

Address: 1093 Puce Rd, Essex, ON N8M 2X7 

Marsh Historic Collection

About: A community history and genealogy centre. Researchers are welcome to utilize the collection of local photos, maps, census, cemetery and church records and books on Great Lakes/Detroit River history. Most significant is Amherstburg Echo microfilm from 1874-2001. Exhibits on various aspects of local and marine history. Free admission.

Address: 235A Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, ON, N9V 1W4
Website: Marsh Historical Collection

North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre

About:   Established to preserve Black Heritage from African origins to present day development.

Address: 277 King St, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2C7 
Website: www.blackhistoricalmuseum.org

Learn more about the many other museums and heritage sites available in our region by visiting the Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) website.