Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site exterior building image

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.

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 history of the site, including the Gage House, the Nash-Jackson House and the Battlefield Monument by visiting the Friends of Battlefield House website.

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

  • $7 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $6 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $6 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $5 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $20 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old

We are located at:
77 King Street West, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 5E5
Phone: 905-662-8458
Email: battlefield@hamilton.ca

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.

The purchase of a $175 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

Weddings at Dundurn

Field Trips - Teachers

Take a virtual tour

Social Gatherings - Rentals

Birthday Parties

Corporate Rentals

Group Tours


Events at Battlefield

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at the Battlefield Museum and Park throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same!

Events at Battlefield House Museum & Park

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

March 14
April 11
May 9
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12
Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk. Please call 905-662-8458 for details. Free event.

 

Celebrate Canada - Celebrate Community 

The Friends of Battlefield House Museum & Park joyfully celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a series of activities, events and community challenges. Join us at Battlefield Park throughout 2017.


A Monumental "Minecraft" March Break

What does the game Minecraft have to do with the 200 year-old home of the Gage family?  Find out and see the past come to life while participating in a Minecraft scavenger hunt in the Museum and Minecraft-themed hands-on activities and crafts.
Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17, 2017 
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm
Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20


May is Museums Month

Visit Battlefield House Museum & Park during this annual celebration and receive free admission.
Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2017 
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm 


Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek

Experience the drama, pageantry, and excitement of the Battle of Stoney Creek of June 6, 1813, one of the most important events in Canada's history. Bring the whole family for games, food, demonstrations, musical entertainment, fireworks, and the Re-enactment itself. Visit the Friends of Battlefield House at www.battlefieldhouse.ca for more information.
Saturday, June 3 from 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday, June 4 from 10 am to 4:30 pm

Cost; $10 per Adult; $5 per student; Children under 5 free 


Sara Calder Day

Celebrate the birthday of the woman who ensured the preservation of the Gage family home and the site of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Enjoy free admission to the Museum. Light refreshments will be served in the rear garden of Nash Jackson House.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm
Free event and museum admission 


Apple Festival

Join us for fall-time harvest fun in Battlefield Park. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, pumpkin decorating, demonstrations, entertainment, and don't forget to enter the Battlefield Bake-Off.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Free outdoor event 


Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas. The Gage family home comes alive at this special time of year with evergreen boughs on the mantles and enticing aromas in the air
Saturday, November 25 to Sunday, December 31, 2017 
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20


'Austen-Tacious' - A Regency Romp

Experience the elegance and grace of the regency period as we celebrate the writings of author Jane Austen. Costumes, music, dancing, readings and refreshments bring the charm of the early 19th century to life. The event will be held at the Cellar at Grandview - Nash Jackson House.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Cost: $20 per person 


Eat, Drink and Be 'Mary'

A special day to create family holiday memories to take with you into the future at a site steeped in the past. In addition to a guided tour of the home of Mary and James Gage,experience the warmth and enchantment of an early 19th century Christmas with music, caroling, children's activities, hearth-baked treats and mulled cider. Visit with St. Nicholas (bring your camera for a unique photo opportunity) and shop for nostalgic holiday gifts.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm
Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20


Jerry Muskrat's Greatest Lakes Adventure!

Join Jerry as he rows his way through the cities, towns and parks of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway in his series "The Greatest Lakes – a Jerry Muskrat™ Adventure!"

This MOM (Multimedia Outreach Module) is part of a 5-episode story arc developed in partnership with the Hamilton Civic Museums owned and operated by the City of Hamilton. Other National Historic Sites in the series include the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Dundurn National Historic Site, Whitehern Historic House & Garden and the Hamilton & Scourge shipwrecks National Historic Site.

Watch the full series "The Greatest Lakes" a Jerry Muskrat Adventure at jerrymuskrat.com


Battlefield videos

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.