Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

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

Fieldcote offers:

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

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

  • $3.50 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $3 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $3 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $10 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, 1 to 5 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 $175 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

Weddings at Dundurn

Field Trips - Teachers

Take a virtual tour

Social Gatherings - Rentals

Birthday Parties

Group Tours

Corporate Rentals


Events at Fieldcote

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at Fieldcote throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same!

Exhibit: Hands-On Nature - A Travelling Exhibition from the ROM
On display until Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)


Discover biodiversity! Come and experience Hands on Nature, a travelling exhibition from the Royal Ontario Museum! Through active learning, children and adults will become more aware of their natural surroundings and how to care for our environment!

Cost: Adults $3.50, Seniors/Youth $3, Children $2.50, Infants Free, Family $10

Events at Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Exhibit: Memories of Saint John’s: The First 200 Years
On display until Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)


St. John’s Anglican Church of Ancaster celebrates its 200th Anniversary in 2016. This exhibition explores two centuries worth of memories associated with this historic church. 

Cost: Adults $3.50, Seniors/Youth $3, Children $2.50, Infants Free, Family $10

Ancaster Dream Gardens Tour & Tea

Films at Fieldcote
August 19 - The Muppets (2011)
August 26 - The Incredibles

Time: 9 pm


Enjoy movies under the stars every Friday evening in August. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Parking is available within close proximity of Fieldcote including the area behind Ryerson United Church. Visit www.musicatfieldcote.com for details and movie titles.  Free outdoor event.


Music at Fieldcote
August 21 - Daimh

Time: 7 to 9 pm
Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August. A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained. For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com. Free outdoor event.


Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Time: 7 to 9 pm
Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote, held on the third Thursday of every month. A lecture or film is presented, with coffee and snacks.


2nd Annual Pumpkin Walk at Fieldcote Museum
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 6 to 8 pm
This is a wonderful activity for your little ones.  Walk a slightly spooky trail thorough the grounds of Fieldcote Museum, illuminated by hand carved pumpkins both comical and creepy.


One Day Medieval Illumination Watercolour Class
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Time: 10 am to 3:30 pm
Located at the Ancaster Old Town Hall. A one-day opportunity to create your own special project, using the processes of Medieval Illumination. This is a watercolour class with a Romanesque and Flemish High Realism theme. You will adorn and illuminate an image.  Cost: $55 members, $60 non-members. 24 K gold leaf will be supplied. Supply list available upon registration.  Suitable for all ages.


Exhibit:  A Forest of Christmas Trees
November 15, 2016 to December 23, 2016

Time:  1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Members of the community are invited to decorate a tree and win a prize. Come explore this magical display of Christmas trees and vote for your favourite trees!  Prizes awarded at The Big Sing on Friday, December 16, 2016.  Cost: Adults $3.50, Seniors/Youth $3, Children $2.50, Infants Free, Family $10


Magical Evening Opening of Forest of Christmas Trees
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time: 7 to 9 pm
Please join us for a magical evening opening of our Forest of Christmas Trees exhibition. Explore the “forest” and vote for your favourite trees while enjoying hot cider, festive treats and music.


The Big Sing!
Friday, December 16, 2016

Time: 7 to 9 pm
Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street, for live music, hot cider, treats and Christmas Tree Awards. Enjoy a delightful concert and a carol sing-along.  Cost: $10 per person. $20 per family.