Hamilton Civic Museums

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

All Hamilton Civic Museums, except Whitehern Historic House & Garden and the Hamilton Children’s Museum, are open to the public offering modified programming. Admission tickets must be obtained in advance online (see "Buy Online" link) and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Visitors reserving tickets through the Library Pass program are required to present their admission ticket and library card upon arrival. Guests must adhere to social distancing guidelines and the use of facemasks is required. High-touch areas are frequently disinfected and hand sanitizer is available throughout your visit.

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Fieldcote 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:

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

Image of Ancaster Old TOwn HallAncaster Old Town Hall

Fieldcote manages historic Ancaster Old Town Hall. Built in 1870, it's one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster and a unique venue for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions, family gatherings and public events.

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Buy your general admission tickets online to Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
To accelerate the on-site registration process, ticket-holders are asked to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment on the day of their visit.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.

  • $4.50 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $4 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $4 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $3.25 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $13.50 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

The museum is only partially wheelchair accessible. Call for more details.

We are located at:
64 Sulphur Springs Rd, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
Email: [email protected]

Free on-site parking.

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 $190 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 Museums Events


Exhibit: Stories from the Edge

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Textile Exhibition: Wisdom of the Rings - CANCELLED

Friday, September 4, 2020 to Saturday, November 7, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn what our ancient White Cedars can tell us about the unique Niagara Escarpment ecosystem.

Morning Quilting Workshop Series - SOLD OUT

Monday, October 5, 2020 to Monday, December 14, 2020
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.

Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll - VIRTUAL

Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Participate in the virtual event presented by the Ancaster BIA. Pick up your pumpkin kit today!

Coffee & Culture: Wisdom of the Rings - CANCELLED

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with artist Lorraine Roy.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures - CANCELLED

Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.

“Not Your Traditional Wreath” Indoor Christmas Display - CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Christmas is back at Fieldcote! Enjoy our cozy display of community-decorated wreaths as you listen to holiday classics and sip hot cider.

The Big Sing! - CANCELLED

Friday, December 11, 2020
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.