Hamilton Civic Museums

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

To help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection in Hamilton, city facilities including Hamilton Civic Museums are closed to the public until May 25, 2020.

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.

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

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

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 Museum Events


Exhibit: Stories from the Edge

Thursday, January 2, 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.

Evening Quilting Workshop Series - SOLD OUT

Friday, January 3, 2020 to Friday, May 1, 2020
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project.This once-a-month workshop is a great way to discover quilting.

Morning Quilting Workshop Series - SOLD OUT

Monday, January 6, 2020 to Monday, May 25, 2020
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.

Art Exhibition: Collection by Doris Farmer

Saturday, April 11, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this collection of art works by Doris Farmer from “the vaults” of Fieldcote seldom seen before in public.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures - CANCELLED

Thursday, April 16, 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.

Outdoor Exhibition: Earth Meets Art

Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Saturday, May 30, 2020
(All day)

Explore this outdoor earth art exhibition by Ancaster High School students.

Doors Open: Fieldcote

Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Discover the stories attached to 32 objects that showcase what makes Ancaster memorable.

Curator Site Tours of Griffin House & Fieldcote Memorial Park

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Enjoy a curator led tour of Griffin House and Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum’s current exhibit “Stories from the Edge”.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures - CANCELLED

Thursday, May 21, 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.

Historic Pastimes

Saturday, June 13, 2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

Ancaster Heritage Days Bus Tour

Saturday, June 13, 2020
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Explore Ancaster’s Black Heritage at the Griffin House and more.

Ancaster Heritage Days

Saturday, June 13, 2020
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.

Exhibition Opening: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, June 27, 2020 to Saturday, September 5, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to Tuesday, September 8, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to Wednesday, September 9, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, July 2, 2020 to Thursday, September 10, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, July 3, 2020 to Friday, September 11, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, July 4, 2020 to Saturday, September 12, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to Tuesday, September 15, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, July 9, 2020 to Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, July 10, 2020 to Friday, September 18, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, July 11, 2020 to Saturday, September 19, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 to Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, July 16, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, July 17, 2020 to Friday, September 25, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, July 18, 2020 to Saturday, September 26, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, July 23, 2020 to Thursday, October 1, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, July 24, 2020 to Friday, October 2, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, July 25, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 to Tuesday, October 6, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 to Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, July 30, 2020 to Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, July 31, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, August 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 to Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, August 6, 2020 to Thursday, October 15, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, August 7, 2020 to Friday, October 16, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, August 8, 2020 to Saturday, October 17, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 to Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 to Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, August 13, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, August 14, 2020 to Friday, October 23, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, August 15, 2020 to Saturday, October 24, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Teen Quilt Academy

Monday, August 17, 2020 to Friday, August 21, 2020
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.

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 to Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, August 20, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, August 21, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, August 22, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to Wednesday, November 4, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Thursday, November 5, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, August 28, 2020 to Friday, November 6, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, August 29, 2020 to Saturday, November 7, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 to Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 to Wednesday, November 11, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Thursday, September 3, 2020 to Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Textile Exhibition: Wisdom of the Rings - The Living Journals of Trees

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.

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Friday, September 4, 2020 to Friday, November 13, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Art Exhibition: "Walking Together" - The Indigenous Residential School Experience

Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Saturday, November 14, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore this Indigenous art project that brought together teenagers from Pauline Johnson Collegiate with former students who attended The Mohawk In

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures - CANCELLED

Thursday, September 17, 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.

'Behind Glass’ with Live History Theatre Group

Friday, October 2, 2020
1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

An interactive theatre experience to discover secrets, find clues & interact with costumed actors as you explore history in a new way.

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.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures - CANCELLED

Thursday, October 15, 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.

Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll

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

Fieldcote is pleased to partner with Frank Panabaker Home & School Association and Ancaster Community Services for this “boo-tiful” event.

Coffee & Culture: Wisdom of the Rings - The Living Journals of Trees

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

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!

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.