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.

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.

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 $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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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!


Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk.

This is a free event.

Apple Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk.

This is a free event.

History Lives Here - Evening Tours

Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Glimpse into the past and see history come to life in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday as actors recreate a number of playful historical vign

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk.

This is a free event.

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Saturday, November 25, 2017 to Sunday, November 26, 2017
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

'Austen-Tacious' - A Regency Romp

Saturday, November 25, 2017
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Experience the elegance and grace of the regency period as we celebrate the writings of author Jane Austen.

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017
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

Eat, Drink and Be 'Mary'

Saturday, December 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A special day to create family holiday memories to take with you into the future at a site steeped in the past.

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 to Sunday, December 17, 2017
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, December 12, 2017
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk.

This is a free event.

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to Sunday, December 24, 2017
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

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017
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

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.