Hamilton Civic Museums

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Hamilton Civic Museums Update

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, The Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Whitehern Historic House, and Fieldcote Museum are open to the public.
  • Battlefield House, Hamilton Children's Museum, and Griffin House are closed to the public to accommodate ongoing construction projects.
  • Rental venues are available at all sites. Capacities in keeping with COVID guidelines will be conveyed at time of inquiry.

Experience a guided tour of this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage Family. The Gages worked the land with their ten children and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek. During the War of 1812, the family retreated to their cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. The 100-foot-high Battlefield Monument stands as a symbol of peace and commemorates those soldiers who died on June 6, 1813. Nestled under the scenic Niagara Escarpment, this historic site encompasses 32 acres of parkland divided by Battlefield Creek.

Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek

Don't miss the Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek the first weekend of June - declared one of Ontario’s top 100 events by Festivals and Events Ontario!

Learn more about the Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek.

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Grandview (Nash-Jackson House)

Samuel Nash immigrated to Upper Canada from Connecticut in 1800 and married Susannah Gage ten years later. The newly married couple was deeded land from Susannah's father, William Gage. The two-storey Georgian-style dwelling was completed in 1880 and was remodelled by five successive generations of the Nash family. In 1999, it was relocated to Battlefield Park and today houses a gift shop, exhibit gallery, and unique public rental space.

Battlefield Monument

This local landmark was unveiled to an audience of 15,000 on the centennial of the Battle of Stoney Creek, June 6, 1913, by Queen Mary in London by means of a transatlantic telegraph cable. Designed by the architectural firm of F. J. Rastrick and Sons, the monument stands 100 feet tall to commemorate a century of peace between Britain and the United States. It was the brainchild of the Women's Wentworth Historical Society under the leadership of Sara Calder.

Battlefield Park

Explore 32 acres of parkland divided by Battlefield Creek, nestled under the scenic Niagara Escarpment with access to the Bruce Trail. The Park also features a covered Pavilion with kitchenette and picnic tables available for rent for public use.

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Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.

  • $8.75 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $7.50 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $7.50 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $5.25 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $24.25 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

The museum is only partially wheelchair accessible. Call for more details.

We are located at:
77 King St W, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 5E5

Free on-site parking.

The Museum and Park is open year-round.

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.
  • Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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

Phone: 905-521-3168
Email: [email protected]

The purchase of a $250 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

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Events at Battlefield

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at Battlefield House Museum & Park throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same! View all Hamilton Civic Museums Events

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Sara Calder Day

Friday, August 19, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate the birthday of the woman who ensured the preservation of the Gage family home and the site of the Battle of Stoney Creek.

Apple Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2022
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Join us for fall-time harvest fun in Battlefield Park.

Winter Past Times

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

Winter Past Times

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Friday, November 25, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Friday, December 2, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Sunday, December 4, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Friday, December 9, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Saturday, December 10, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Sunday, December 11, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Thursday, December 15, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Friday, December 16, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Sunday, December 18, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Friday, December 23, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Saturday, December 24, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome

Winter Past Times

Friday, December 30, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to Walk the landscape and then experience the warmth, welcome


Battlefield videos

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The artist uses interpretations of the cultural traditions of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabek communities to address the theme of healing and reconciliation. The work was commissioned as part of the City of Hamilton's War of 1812 Bicentennial commemoration.