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Whitehern Historic House and Garden

Photo of Whitehern


41 Jackson St. West (map)
Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-546-2018
Fax: 905-546-4933

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Admission Rates

  • $7.00 Adults (18-59)
  • $6.00 Seniors (60+)
  • $6.00 Students * (13-17)
  • $5.00 Child (6-12)
  • FREE Infant (5 and under)
  • $20.00 Family **

* Student = 13-17 or with valid student ID
** Family = two adults and dependant children under 18

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Whitehern hosting Downton Downtown event on July 5

See Downton Downtown event page for details including:

  • Vendor Application form
  • Memories of Whitehern Contest

Hours of Operation

Year Round: Tuesday to Sunday: 12 - 4 pm

(Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day (July 1), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)

Depending on availability, we will gladly open outside of regular hours for pre-booked groups.

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.

Weddings, Parties and Celebrations

Corporate Rentals and Group Tours

History of Whitehern Historic House and Garden

Prominently situated in a walled garden, Whitehern is an outstanding example of a mid 19th century urban estate originally owned by a wealthy industrialist. 

The house today has a multi-layered character that reflects the alterations made by three generations of the McQuesten family. It contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian–all overlaid with original possessions dating up to 1939 when the Honorable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. 

Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of W.W. II when the niceties of a bygone era were about to disappear forever.

For more information about the McQuesten family visit