Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

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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 by visiting the Friends of Battlefield House website.

Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence logo Battlefield House Museum & Park has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews earned on TripAdvisor.

 

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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 $179 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 the Battlefield Museum and Park throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same! View all Hamilton Civic Museum Events


Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome & simplicity of an earl

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Thursday, December 27, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome & simplicity of an earl

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Jeffery Boyle

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk by Jeffery Boyle, who will share some insights to the origins of Freemasonry in Canada.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Anne Jarvis

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

In recognition of Black History Month, join us for a talk by Anne Jarvis, who will tell the Griffin family story and their connection to Ancaster.

The Gages: An Early Upper Canadian Family

Monday, February 18, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visit the 200 year-old Gage home on Family Day and experience the work and play of an early Upper Canadian family.

A Monumental March Break

Monday, March 11, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Do you want to try something truly unique this March Break?  See the past come to life.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for a illustrated presentation on the history of the Pyrates and Privateers in Canada.

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.