Hamilton Civic Museums

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

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.

The Museum will be closed to the public December 3 to 19 from 12 noon to 2:30 pm due to a high volume of visitors.

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.

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

  • $7.50 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $6.50 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $6.50 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $5.50 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $22 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: [email protected]

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 $185 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

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Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Saturday, November 23, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us to learn the fascinating history of the Jones Family from Saltfleet with a special focus on Augustus Jones and his connection to our local

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Anne Jarvis

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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 17, 2020
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.

For all ages.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for an illustrated presentation on ‘A Little Paradise in Itself’: Dundurn Castle’s Kitchen Garden.

For all ages.

A Monumental March Break

Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020
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, April 14, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for a presentation on ‘Canadians in the American Civil War’.

For all ages.

Doors Open: Battlefield

Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of this Gage family homestead built in 1796, learn about recent restoration features and explore the 1926 Dunington-Grubb lands

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for a talk as Darryl Learn takes you back to 1866 and the Battle of Ridgeway in June of that year and its impact on Canada West.

Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek

Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020
(All day)

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

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.

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