Maison François Baby House

254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, ON. N9A 5L5 Canada
Phone Number: 519-253-1812
Email Address:

Hours of Operation

The François Baby House will resume regular hours of operation starting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021:

  • 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 François Baby House is closed on Sunday and Monday.​

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, owned about 20 slaves (Black and Indigenous) and upon his death in 1789 some 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