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!

Ancaster Dream Gardens Tour & Tea

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures
Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • October 19
  • November 16
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.

 

 

Exhibit: Fresh from the Studio - New Art from Hamilton

This annual juried art show will showcase recent works from local talent.
Saturday, January 21 to Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Cost: Adults: $3.50, Seniors/Youth: $3, Children: $2.50, Infants: Free, Family: $10


Winter Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.  Performance by Hamilton All Star Big Band.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $26 per person. Purchase tickets at www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org


Winter Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.  Performance by Hamilton All Star Big Band.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 2 pm
Cost: $26 per person. Purchase tickets at www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org


Winter Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster. Performance by Chase Sanborn.
Saturday, March 3, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $26 per person. Purchase tickets at www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org


Creative Me March Break

Bring the family to see our current exhibit and explore. Children & adults are welcome to create a paper quilt to take home and display as personal art.
Saturday, March 11 to Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Cost: Adults: $3.50, Seniors/Youth: $3, Children: $2.50, Infants: Free, Family: $10


Spring Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster. Performance by Tyler Yarema.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $25 per person. Purchase tickets at www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org


Exhibit:  Anything you can imagine... Student Art Show

Come delight in the amazing creative talents shown by students from Ancaster High School.
Friday, April 1 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Cost: Adults: $3.50, Seniors/Youth: $3, Children: $2.50, Infants: Free, Family: $10


Spring Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster. Performance by Terry Promane.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $26 per person. Purchase tickets at www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org


Spring Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster. Performance by All Star Latin Night featuring John Johnson.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $26 per person. Purchase tickets at www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org


One Day Medieval Illumination Watercolour Class

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. 0.24K gold leaf will be supplied. Supply list available upon registration. Suitable for all ages.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 10 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $60 members, $65 non-members


Museums Month Doors Open Partnership – Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Celebrate Hamilton's rich history and explore its architectural gems and undiscovered treasures. Explore Fieldcote’s Sesquicentennial Exhibition: “150 Years of Ancaster History Through the Eyes of the Farmer Family”. Free event
Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 10 am to 4 pm


Exhibit: 150 Years through the Eyes of the Farmer Family – Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial 

Many generations of the Farmer Family lived & worked in Ancaster. Explore how their world changed in Ancaster between 1857 to the present day and discover key points in National History through the decades, as impacted their life in this historical community.
Wednesday, May 3 to Saturday, December 30, 2017
Time: 1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Cost: Adults: $3.50, Seniors/Youth: $3, Children: $2.50, Infants: Free, Family: $10


Exhibit: Magic of Theatre - Theatre Ancaster Celebrates 20 Years

With a fascinating display of costumes, programs and posters from previous performances - Theatre Ancaster looks back at 20 years of creativity & passion.
Thursday, June 1 to Saturday, December 24, 2017
Time: 1 to 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
Cost: Adults: $3.50, Seniors/Youth: $3, Children: $2.50, Infants: Free, Family: $10


Ancaster Heritage Days

Fieldcote will be a part of Heritage Days in beautiful downtown Ancaster. Bring the whole family! 
Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017


Opening Reception: Magic of Theatre - Theatre Ancaster Celebrates 20 Years!

Please join us for light refreshments and explore this visually exciting show, incorporating costumes and set designs from Theatre Ancaster’s amazing 20 year history of musicals. Free admission to reception.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 6 to 8 pm


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Films at Fieldcote

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. Free outdoor event.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 9 pm
Visit www.musicatfieldcote.com for details and movie titles.


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Films at Fieldcote

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. Free outdoor event.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 9 pm
Visit www.musicatfieldcote.com for details and movie titles.


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Films at Fieldcote

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. Free outdoor event.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 9 pm
Visit www.musicatfieldcote.com for details and movie titles.


Music at Fieldcote

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 Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $5
For more information about the artists performing, visit www.musicatfieldcote.com


Two Day Medieval Illumination Watercolour Class

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. 0.24K gold leaf will be supplied. Supply list available upon registration. Suitable for all ages.
Sunday, August 20 & Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 10 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $115 members, $120 non-members


Films at Fieldcote

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. Free outdoor event.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 9 pm
Visit www.musicatfieldcote.com for details and movie titles.


3rd Annual Pumpkin Walk at Fieldcote Museum

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. Free outdoor event.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 6 to 8 pm


Fall Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster. Performance by Laura Cole.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $25 per person


One Day Medieval Illumination Watercolour Class

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. 0.24K gold leaf will be supplied. Supply list available upon registration. Suitable for all ages
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 10 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $60 members, $65 non-members


A Canadian Story: Letters from Homefront and the trenches

Please join us for an Informative and Interesting talk on the letters exchanged between a father & son, during WWI – from the Farmer Family archives, with Guest Speaker: Mike Street. Free event.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Location: Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East in Ancaster.


Fall Jazz Series

Enjoy a great evening of music presented by Music at Fieldcote and Hamilton All Star Jazz at the Old Firehall Arts Centre located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster. Performance by Heavyweights Brass Band.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $25 per person


The Big Sing!

Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street, and enjoy live music with hot cider & treats. Enjoy a delightful concert and a carol sing-along, performed by Strata Vocal Ensemble. www.stratavocalensemble.ca
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $10 per person. $20 per family