Willistead Manor Tours

Willistead Manor Exterior
Breathtaking beauty. Tour one of Windsor's most elegant mansions – an unforgettable experience for all.

Public Tours

Public tours of Willistead Manor are traditionally available throughout the months of July and December each year, typically on Wednesdays and Sundays. Summer is the ideal time to visit Willistead Manor to see the building in its natural beauty, while the December Holiday Tours showcase the manor all decked out in its holiday finest. The 36-room mansion that sits within the 15-acre Willistead Park was built in 1906 and was briefly the home of Edward Chandler Walker and his wife, Mary. Today, this cultural gem in the City of Windsor is the perfect location for tours, weddings, receptions, meetings and special events. Experience Willistead Manor. History never looked so good ...

December 2022 Holiday Tours

  • Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays, December 4, 11 and 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Silver Bells bell ringers perform on Sunday, December 11.
  • Cost: $6.25 for adults; $5.25 students and seniors; $2.75 children 12 and under.
  • Tour reservations are not required in advance. Tickets are purchased on site, upon arrival, at the Coach House. 

Breakfast With Santa Events

  • Sundays, December 4 (sold out), 11, and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • One seating. Includes breakfast buffet, self-guided mini tour of first floor, and optional photo with Santa.
  • Photo with Santa are courtesy of Mychailo Photography, and cost and additional $10 per photo. Printed onsite.
  • Reservations are required in advance and available at www.ThymeToGo.ca.  

New Coach House Historical Exhibition

Collage of images of the Coach House Exhibition interpretive panels
In the new Coach House historical exhibition, guests are invited to learn about the history of Hiram Walker, the Walker businesses and community impacts, the formation of Walkerville, Edward and Mary Walker, the construction and uses of Willistead Manor, and much more. Explore this new and permanent exhibit designed by HCA Mindbox, and supported by The Merinoff Foundation, the Walker descendants, Willistead Manor Inc., the Friends of Willistead, Suede Productions, and the City of Windsor.  

Tour Prices

  • Adults: $6.25.
  • Students and Seniors: $5.25.
  • Children 12 and Under: $2.75.

Willistead Manor Interior Photos

Contact details:
1899 Niagara Street (at Kildare St)
Windsor, ON., N8Y 1K3 Canada
Telephone: (519) 253-2365
Fax: (519) 253-5101
General: 311

Private Group Tours

Private group tours are available at Willistead Manor for groups of 25 or more. Please contact us directly for details and bookings at 519-253-2365 or willistead@citywindsor.ca. Private/group tour rates are $5.25.

If your group is less than 25, you can still book a Private Tour. However, you will be charged the rate for 25 people.

Please consider joining the Friends of Willistead, a volunteer community group dedicated to enriching the programming of Willistead Manor, that offers special events throughout the year and serves as tour guides. 



COVID-19 Update for Willistead Manor - Summer 2022

Willistead Manor is a beautiful historic property – used by many to host lovely events. We are pleased to announce that the manor has re-opened to the public. Staff are available by phone during regular business hours to discuss bookings in 2022 and beyond.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, please consider the following when visiting us for tours:
  • Visitors are asked to complete a self (passive) screening assessment, and to read the COVID-19 signage posted at the manor's entrance.
  • Visitors are asked to sanitize hands upon entering the manor; hand-sanitizing stations are available within.
  • Visitors are asked to maintain social distancing of 2 metres, where possible, within the manor.
  • Recognizing that Willistead Manor offers an intimate setting, with guests seated close together for ceremonies, receptions, and special events, masks are optional, and encouraged for those who feel comfort in wearing them.