Amherstburg Travel Guide

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Amherstburg Things to Do

  • Roots to Boots fest - War 1812 Weekend

    Saturday begins with the bicentennial parade at 11 a.m. It starts at Pickering Street, travelling down Dalhousie Street and winds up at Fort Malden.A number of activities and events continue throughout the weekend:Military Heritage Days, Genealogy & Ancestry, Family Picnics, Period costumed re enactors on every corner! Catch a glimpse of Chief...

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  • The Park House Museum

    The Park House has a most romantic oral tradition. It is said to have been built at the mouth of the rouge River in Detroit by a family of Loyalists. When Detroit was ceded to the Americans in 1796 the owners crossed the river to the new British post at Malden.On receiving a land grant in 1798 they dismantled their River Rouge home and towed it...

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  • North American Black Historical Museum...

    The North American Black Historical Museum has been established to preserve Black Heritage from African origins to present day development in the Western Hemisphere. There is a focus on the Underground Railroad movement, Canadian Black settlement and the accomplishments and constitutions of the people of African origins who helped shape this great...

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  • A BIT ABOUT FORT MALDEN

    As you walk through the grounds and buildings of FORT MALDEN you will see the remnants of a British Post that was pivotal in defence of this area during the conflicts that shaped early 19th century Canada. Fort Malden lies in an idyllic park-like setting along the shores of the Detroit River.Buildings consist of: Enlisted Men's Barracks ( circa...

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  • THE FORT'S ARTILLERY

    Scattered throughout the grounds of Fort Malden are various Cannon's which made up the FORT' S ARTILLERY. A Cannon is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. The "projectile" commonly used were Cannon Balls which were solid and in the 17th century, made from iron and were the most accurate...

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  • SHORES OF ERIE INTERNATIONAL WINE...

    September 8, 9, 10 2006Amherstburg, Ontario on the beautiful waterfront grounds of Fort Malden National Historic Site which is located at 100 Laird Ave.SHORES OF ERIE INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL will be featuring the area's finest Wineries, top chefs and live entertainment such as the guitarist Pavlo along with soul, jazz and blues vocalist...

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  • FORT MALDEN - INTERPRETATION CENTRE...

    This brick building was originally erected as a laundry andd bakery for the insane asylum established in 1859. After the asylum closed, the structure became a planing mill and continued in use, as such, until 1918 when it was purchased by Franklin Hough and converted into his family residence. Acquired in 1946, the building is now the...

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  • INSIDE ENLISTED MEN' S BARRACK

    The Enlisted Men's Barrack was open to the public and it was very interesting. The uniforms were hung up neatly on their hooks with the caps lined up along the shelf. Also the muskets were safely stowed away. The large and long dining table had a few plates set. The plates were in the 'Blue Willow' design that my Mom used to have. The wooden cots...

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  • FORT MALDEN - ENLISTED MEN' S BARRACK...

    The sole building left from those constructed after the re-occupation of Fort Malden by the British, the single story ENLISTED MEN'S BARRACK has three rooms and was designed to accommodate 66 soldiers. In the 1840's the barrack was converted into the fort's hospital and a kitchen was added to its southeast corner.

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  • Fort Malden of Amherstburg

    Bastion of the Detroit RiverFor 200 years, fortifications at Fort Malden have witnessed and participated in the struggles which helped forge a new nation out of the North American wilderness. An army garrison, British Indian Department post, dockyard for the Upper Great Lakes and the meeting place for Chief Tecumseh and British General Brock - the...

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  • HISTORIC FORT MALDEN

    A key British defensive post during the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837. HISTORIC FORT MALDEN is located on the Detroit riverfront in the town of Amherstburg. The site includes original earthworks and a restored barrack.A plaque in the front of the fort reads: "This post was begun by the Royal Canadian Volunteers in 1796 to replace Detroit...

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  • Island View

    The McDowall ResidenceYear built: 1881-1882 (for lumber baron Th.Ouelette)This 2,5- storey residence of solid frame was built in elevator style with a slated mansard roof. Second Empire in design, it was heated with steam andhad a plentiful supply of pure drinking wather (charcoal and gravel-filtered at the river's bank, and pumped to the house)

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  • Gordon House

    This house is a part of the aboard Project H.M.S. Detroit. It is the Project's intent to bring to life the role of the ship, H.M.S. DETROIT, in a war that was significant in the development of two great nations --Canada and the United States.The Gordon House is one of two pre-1800 buildings surviving in the town of Amherstburg. The historic house...

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  • Ontario War Memorials Gallery

    A plaque mounted on this 12# naval gun states that it was made by CPR Munitions Department, Ogden, Alberta.

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  • Fort Malden of Amherstburg

    A key British defensive post during the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837, Fort Malden commemorates a period when the destiny of Canada was determined by military action. Riverfront site, original earthworks, restored barrack, fine exhibits, group tours, educational programs and annual special events. Gift shop.

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  • Gibson Gallery (formerty Michigan...

    Year built 1895-96The former Michigan Central Railroad Station is a one-storey building of red brick. Romanesque in style. Bevelled glass panes in fanlights, sills of dressed stone, decorative trim and clay tiles are featured. The new copper-final roof echoes the original profile. A fully restored caboose houses railroad artifacts.

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  • Wesley United Church

    Architect: Pennington & Carter, WindsorYear Built: 1963-64The bicentennial of this congregation was celebrated in 2004. This, their fourth church, utilizes the organ, pulpit, lectern, communion table, brass cross and stained glass from the 1892 Richmond Street structure. Much of the stone work, including the front of the church, was built by...

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  • Amherstburg Visitor Information Centre

    Headquarters for Doors Open Amherstburg 2005. Pick up information on participating sites and discover all the exciting things to do in Amherstburg

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  • DON'T MISS REAL COFFEE

    Looks like it's only one place in Am-burg, where you can get real coffee - not "brown wather" (Espresso, Cappuchino, Lattes etc. ). Believe me, Italian owner knows how to do your coffee the best way.Lotto Centre, Frozen Yogurt and more It's a pitty there is a construction near now time and many people miss this small cafe...

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  • Now open 7 days a week

    William Caldwell was an Irish National who immigrated to North America in 1796. He had been a member of Her Majesty’s Rangers in Europe, and subsequently became a captain in Butler’s Rangers when he arrived in the Amherstburg area. He became an Indian Liaison Officer for the British government. Caldwell befriended Chief Tecumseh, and fought...

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  • Ambience and Local Wines

    Living in the USA, I don't see a lot of Canadian wines in stores or restaurants, but they cultivate some very friendly vintages in Ontario, and a research trip to Amherstburg gave me an opportunity to see what a nice Canadian Pinot Noir tastes like. "Caldwell's Grant" is a pleasant little bistro on the main street in Amherstburg - I had some really...

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Amherstburg Shopping

  • Now in Amherstburg

    Now openMon - Sun: 7AM - 10PMWal-Mart Canada was founded in March of 1994 with the acquisition of the Woolco division of Woolworth Canada Inc. A total of 122 Woolco stores were converted in less than eight months to the Wal-Mart format. anything just don't forget to check the price :)

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  • Cakes & Gift Baskets for all occasions

    This place doesn't exist any longer. Now there is a soup & sandwich place. wedding cake coast about 350 cad :(

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Amherstburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by kris-t Updated Jan 9, 2011

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    When Ice Fishing in winter some times you will hook one of these Monsters of the deep. Have to release it.

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Amherstburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Don't miss local Winery!

    D'Angelo Estete Winery - sinse 1983 exceptional red, white and outstanding dessert wines.5141 Concession 5, R.R.4 Amherstburg, ON(20 mins from Windsor)Store hrsMon Thru Sat 10 am - 6 pmSunday 11 am - 5 pm

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  • Canadian Geese

    The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), colloquially Greater Canada in North America, belongs to the Branta genus of geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The species name, canadensis, is a New Latin word meaning "of Canada".Commonly, reference is made to these birds with the words...

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  • Amhersburg Public Library

    Architect: Crane & Pennington, WindsorYear Built: 1911-13 Many classical features compose this eclectic design. $9,500 of the $10,000 Carnegie Grant was used for construction. Stone from the Wyandotte Indian Quarry covers the structure, a rarity for Ontario libraries. Design elements include "Carnegie stairs and basement," stone sills and chimney,...

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Amherstburg Sports & Outdoors

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    by kris-t Updated Nov 11, 2007

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    1 year resident's Sports fishing licence cost 32 CAD

    Equipment: One day non-resident's Sports fishing licence cost 16 CAD

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    • Fishing
    • Water Sports

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Amherstburg Favorites

  • St. Lawrence II in Amherstburg

    Every year you can see The St.Lawrence II in Amherstburg Navy Yard. The St.Lawrence II is a 72-foot (22 m) brigantine designed for youth sail training.It has home port is Kingston, Ontario, and ships sails mostly in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, but sometimes will venture as far as New York City. The St.Lawrence II is operated by a...

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  • The Detroit River

    The Detroit River is about 51 km (32 miles) long and 1 to 4 km (0.5 to 2.5 miles) wide in the Great Lakes systemThe name comes from French Rivière du Détroit, i.e. "River of the Strait". The name is a reference to the fact that the river connects Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. However, it is not a strait by definition. The boundary between...

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  • Halloween

    Halloween is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets or money. The term Halloween comes from hallow and eve, as it is the evening before "All Hallows Day". Halloween's theme is spooky or scary things particularly involving death, magic, or mythical...

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