Attractions in Windsor, Essex & Pelee Island...

Name: The Gordon House

The Gordon House if fully restored to 1798. It is completely furnished with antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries. Built overlooking the Detroit River in 1798 by George Sharp, a Scottish merchant, the Gordon House is the oldest building originally built in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. Our tea room is decorated in true Georgian style, boosts beautiful original paintings by local artists. Some of the tea room specialties include Cornish Pasties, Quiche, and of course, the exquisite desserts. Enjoy a cup of specialty teas or coffees on Barclay's Observation Balcony overlooking the scenic Navy Yard Park, the beautiful Detroit River and Bois Blanc Island. Tour our marine exhibit with many artifacts reminiscent of Amherstburg's Naval History. The fascinating history of the British Flagship, His Majesty's Ship Detroit, will be of special interest.
Visit our charming gift shop with beautiful antique reproductions, wonderful stained glass, handy crafts of local residents and limited edition prints in the Mullens Gallery.
Directions: Follow Hwy. 20 (former #18) south from Windsor to Amherstburg. Turn right at Richmond and proceed to Dalhousie. Turn left to The Gordon House.

The H.M.S. Detroit Project

The H.M.S. Detroit Project is a non-profit organization established early in 1983.
The project's main objectives have remained the same since its founding.
These are:
  • to build and maintain a full-size sailing replica of H.M.S. Detroit
  • to display and interpret the history of H.M.S. Detroit to the residents and visitors of Amherstburg for their education and enjoyment.

Address: PO Box 1812, 268 Dalhousie St. City: Amherstburg Province/State: ON Postal/Zip Code: N9V 2Z2
Country: Canada

Telephone: 519-736-1133 Fax: 519-736-0640
Web Site:

Facilities: Gift Shop, Meeting Rooms, Reception Facilities, Restaurant, Special Needs, Washroom
Amenities: Gardens
Activities: Guides, Picnic Area
Events: Contact the Gordon House for upcoming events.
Hours: Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rates: Adults: $2.50
Students: $1.50
Child under 5 Free!

Category: Area History, Art Gallery, Historical Site, Museum, Park

Created on: 16/12/1998 08:51:21 AM
Copyright 1999, University of Windsor