Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion nestled within a 15-acre park, that offers gracious accommodations for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other special events. Willistead Manor was built in 1906 for Edward Chandler Walker, the second son of Hiram Walker, founder of the world-renowned distillery. Managed by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture, and Facilities, Willistead Manor offers seven uniquely designed rooms to rent for special events. Public tours available at select times during the summer and winter. Call for private tours with groups of 25 or more.
Holiday Tours offered in December. Tour one of Windsor’s most elegant mansions all decked out in its holiday finest. An unforgettable experience for all.
The City of Windsor invites you to tour historic Willistead Manor, along with the new Coach House Historical Exhibition on Wednesdays and Sundays in July. Tours will be offered free of charge this summer only in celebration of the new exhibition and the 206th Birthday of Hiram Walker.
Public Summer Tours of Willistead Manor and the Coach House Historical Exhibition are being offered:
- Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Sundays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of the regular tour fee, guests are asked to donate onsite to the Friends of Willistead. A minimum donation of $2.00 per person is recommended. The Friends of Willistead are a volunteer group that supports events and activities at Willistead Manor, including the annual holiday tours, all year long. With events paused during the pandemic, this is an opportunity for the Friends to receive donations from the community in support of their important work at the manor.
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