Hamilton Civic Museums

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

COVID-19 Vaccination Verification

Starting November 9, 2021, each person who enters an indoor facility for guided tours, workshops, meetings or events must show proof of vaccination and identification at the time of entry, which will be verified by a staff member. The only exceptions permitted include:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Individuals with a medical exemption and supporting documentation from a physician/nurse
  • Individuals using the washroom or passing through an indoor space to access outdoor space
  • Retail purchases (without the intent to stay)

For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination

Do I need proof of vaccination to go on a tour in the museum?
You will be required to show proof of vaccination with identification to participate in a guided tour of the museum. Proof of vaccination is not required to access the washroom facilities or for retail purchases. 

What can I expect for vaccine verification when I visit a City Museum event or meeting space?
Each person who enters an indoor facility for a meeting or event must show proof of vaccination and identification at the time of entry, which will be visually verified by a staff member. Verification is required for any individual who is not an employee working in or operating the facility.

When arriving for a meeting or event, signage will indicate the main entrance. Vaccine verification is required when entering a meeting or event space, followed by contact and health screening. Please plan and adjust arrival times accordingly as you may experience wait times before entering. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Will my vaccination records or personal health information be kept or recorded?
No. Any vaccination records or documentation will only be visually verified - no information will be retained or copied.

If I am just leaving the facility briefly and coming right back in, do I have to show my vaccine verification each time I enter the facility?
Yes. Businesses and organizations are not permitted to retain vaccine records or status, so individuals will be required to show their proof of vaccination each time they enter the facility.

What is acceptable proof of vaccination or identification?
Proof of vaccination, identification and exemption requirements are determined by the Ministry of Health. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination.

Identification is required to verify name and date of birth only.

  • Must show Name and Date of Birth, issued from an institution or organization
  • Does not need to include a picture
  • Can be shown as a photocopy or digital/electronical version (on a device)
  • Can be expired

Do I need to show vaccine verification to use the washrooms in museum facility?
No. Members of the public will be permitted to use the washroom facilities.

I am unvaccinated – can I still enter the event or meeting space or participate in a guided tour?
The following vaccine exemptions apply:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Individuals with a medical exemption and supporting documentation from a physician/nurse
  • Individuals using the washroom or passing through an indoor space to access outdoor space
  • Retail or admission/membership purchases (without the intent to stay)

Are youth required to show identification?  What is acceptable identification?
Youth 13 to 17 years of age accessing a tour, meeting or event space are required to show proof of vaccination and identification in accordance with the Ministry of Health. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination.

What if I refuse to show vaccine verification?
No member of the public will be permitted to participate in a guided tour or enter the event or meeting space without proof of vaccination or exemption.

The City of Hamilton has a Zero Tolerance policy. Anyone engaging in verbal assaults, threats or aggression, vandalism, or incitement of violence will be ejected from the property with a mandatory suspension from all municipal facilities. We ask that everyone attending a City facility contributes to a positive and supportive environment for children, their families, and community sport.

What if someone in attendance at my event refuses to show vaccine verification?
The event organizer is responsible to ensure that attendees are aware of and comply with the Provincial requirement to show vaccination status when entering a meeting or event space.  If they do not comply, the event may be cancelled, and a refund will not be issued. 

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: 905-521-3168
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 $200 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

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