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Griffin House



Location:
733 Mineral Springs Rd. (map)
Ancaster, Ontario

Phone: 905-648-8144
Fax: 905-546-2338
Email: griffinhouse@hamilton.ca

Admission Rates

Donations gratefully accepted


Hours of Operation

July through September: Sundays only: 1 - 4 pm
Family Day Hike
Doors Open weekend


Events, Workshops and Exhibitions

Offering over 100 annual festivals, events, workshops and exhibitions, Hamilton Civic Museums provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.

Educational and Community Programming

All Hamilton Civic Museums offer programs suitable for elementary school students, secondary school students, and community groups such as Scouts and Guides. If you would like a detailed outline of any of our programs, or if you require a customized program for your group, contact the individual museum directly.

Group Tours

Hamilton Civic Museums offers a wide variety of group tour and day-trip packages featuring our sites as well as several of our local partners.


History of Griffin House

Griffin House stands as a testament to the bravery and determination of black men and women who journeyed to freedom in Southern Ontario by the Underground Railroad. Griffin House offers tours and black-history-related programs as part of the Black Heritage Network.

This unique historic site is situated atop a hill overlooking the Dundas Valley and is managed as a joint project. The house and property are owned and operated by the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority. Public visitation and interpretation is offered by Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum. Group tours and school programmes are available by appointment.