The Duff Baby House is an historic house located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.For Duff-Baby House and beyond, use our Windsor online trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Windsor vacation.
Built between 1792 and 1798, the Duff Baby House is considered to be the oldest building in Windsor. The house was built by Alexander Duff as a fur trade post. In 1807 the building was bought by James Baby and was used as the headquarters of U.S. General Harrison until it was ravaged by the British during the War of 1812.
The two-and-a-half-story timber structure was refinished as Baby's residence in 1816. It is located at 221 Mill Street in Old Sandwich Town, which is the oldest part of Windsor, Ontario, where settlements date back to the mid 18th century. The Duff Baby House is also one of the best-preserved and oldest Georgian-style houses in Ontario. Today the building is owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and houses government offices.
Windsor's Community Museum operates a local history interpretive centre behind the Duff Baby House.
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Well laid out displays of artifacts and information about Windsor and Canadian history. Two floors of displays. The information is presented in easy to read fashion, and is bilingual. Recommend. more »
Guides are great, ready and willing to answer any q&a. If you call ahead/set it up, you may even have an opportunity to view some of the artifacts in the basement where they archive the items, many... more »
Very beautiful old house, now maintained by the provincial government. It is over 200 years old and that makes it amazingly old for that area of the country.
Spooky place but pretty
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