Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

TripAdvisor Review IconFieldcote is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection, preservation and exhibition of local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Explore ‘Stories From the Edge’, an exhibition celebrating the history of Ancaster. Set on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, with a bounty of water and resources, Ancaster has attracted humans since the retreat of the last glacier over 10,000 years ago. Using 31 stories and artifacts, one for every year the museum has been open, this exhibition offers snapshots of Ancaster’s history from the earliest human occupants to present day.

Adult workshops and children’s activities are available upon request. Fieldcote offers:

  • Award-winning pesticide-free gardens
  • A summer concert series
  • Rotating art and history exhibits
  • A meeting place for local groups

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

  • $4 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $3.50 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $3.50 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $2.99 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $12 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old

We are located at:
64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca

The Museum is open year-round.

  • Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 4 pm or by appointment.
  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day through to New Year's Day
  • Guests are welcome to wander through the gardens any time.

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 Fieldcote

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


Evening Quilting Workshop Series

Friday, January 4, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project. Drop in for a couple of hours a week or stay for four.

Morning Quilting Workshop Series

Monday, January 7, 2019 to Monday, May 27, 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project and to work on their own designs.

Doors Open: Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Discover the stories attached to 31 objects that showcase what makes Ancaster memorable while visiting the new exhibit; Voices from the Edge– Stori

Exhibit: Anything You Can Imagine…Student Art Show

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come delight in the amazing creative talents shown by the students from Ancaster High School.

Exhibit: Stories from the Edge

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visit the new exhibit at Fieldcote showcasing stories and aritifacts of Ancaster's history.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

One Day Medieval Illumination Workshop

Sunday, May 26, 2019
10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Enjoy this one-day opportunity to create your own special project using the processes of Medieval Illumination.

Exhibit: Stories from the Edge - Opening Reception

Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Ancaster Heritage Days with a wine and cheese opening reception for the exhibition. Pre-registration is required.

Ancaster Heritage Days

Friday, June 14, 2019 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family to Fieldcote as we celebrate Heritage Days in beautiful downtown Ancaster.

For all ages.

Historic Pastimes

Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Celebrate Ancaster Heritage Days with a special presentation of Historic Pastimes at the Ancaster Old Town Hall. 

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, June 30, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 7, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 14, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 21, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 28, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, August 4, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, August 11, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Teen Quilt Academy

Monday, August 12, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for week-long camp that fosters sewing and fibre arts. Participants will finish a twin-sized quilt.

Two Day Medieval Illumination Workshop

Sunday, August 18, 2019 to Monday, August 19, 2019
10:00 am to 1:30 pm

A two-day opportunity to create your own special project - using the processes of Medieval Illumination.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, August 18, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

Morning Quilting Workshop Series

Monday, October 7, 2019 to Monday, December 2, 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project. Drop in for a couple of hours a week or stay for four.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

Harvest Home Breakfast

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Enjoy a hearty farmer style breakfast at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and then wander over to Fieldcote Museum to explore its current exhibi

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

One Day Medieval Illumination Workshop

Sunday, November 24, 2019
10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Enjoy this one-day opportunity to create your own special project using the processes of Medieval Illumination.

The Big Sing!

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and enjoy live music with hot cider and treats.