Maison François Baby House

254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 5L5
Phone Number: 519-253-1812
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Hours of Operation

  • ​Tuesday: ​​10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Maison François Baby House is open from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following Sundays: May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, and September 29, 2024.

Holiday Hours

  • The Maison François Baby House will be closed on March 29 and 30, 2024.

François Baby House​ Daily Admission Rates​

  • ​Free general admission

The Maison François Baby House is an historic residence that was owned by the prominent local politician François Baby. The house was known as La Ferme locally and was a French-Canadian ribbon farm that has historical ties to the War of 1812 where it was used as a headquarters by both the American and British forces. Jacques Duperon Baby, François’ father, enslaved about 20 Black and Indigenous people and upon his death in 1789, some of these enslaved people were inherited by Franç​ois and his brother Jacques (James).​ Today, the François Baby House has been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada and, as part of Museum Windsor, houses permanent galleries on Francophone Heritage, the War of 1812, the Battle of Windsor, the history of the home itself, visible storage, and museum archives.

Adult and school group tours are available for Windsor's French Roots, Windsor and the War of 1812, and The Rebellion of 1838 exhibits. Minimum group fee of $75. Please contact Museum Windsor for more details.

Museum Windsor
254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5L5
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, please call (519) 253-1812.

 Related Links

Museum Windsor Links
South Western Ontario Heritage Council