Hamilton Civic Museums

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Hamilton Civic Museums Update

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, The Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Whitehern Historic House, and Fieldcote Museum are open to the public.
  • Battlefield House, Hamilton Children's Museum, and Griffin House are closed to the public to accommodate ongoing construction projects.
  • Rental venues are available at all sites. Capacities in keeping with COVID guidelines will be conveyed at time of inquiry.

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

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

  • $5.00 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $4.25 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $4.25 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $3 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $13.75 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

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.

Phone: 905-521-3168
Email: [email protected]

The purchase of a $250 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


‘A Knock at the Door’ with Live History Theatre Group

Friday, July 22, 2022
1:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Engage in this interactive theatre experience and discover secrets, find clues and interact with costumed actors as you explore history in a whole

‘A Timeless Gathering’ An Interactive Escape Room Theatre Experience

Saturday, July 23, 2022
1:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Discover secrets, find clues and interact with costumed actors. Explore history in a new way.

‘Shakespeare in the Park’ with Tottering Biped Theatre

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

After a two-year hiatus, we at TBT are returning to the outdoor stage with "A Midsummer Night's Dream",Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, fast aslee

‘Shakespeare in the Park’ with Tottering Biped Theatre

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

After a two-year hiatus, we at TBT are returning to the outdoor stage with "A Midsummer Night's Dream",Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, fast aslee

‘Shakespeare in the Park’ with Tottering Biped Theatre

Thursday, August 25, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

After a two-year hiatus, we at TBT are returning to the outdoor stage with "A Midsummer Night's Dream",Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, fast aslee

‘Shakespeare in the Park’ with Tottering Biped Theatre

Friday, August 26, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

After a two-year hiatus, we at TBT are returning to the outdoor stage with "A Midsummer Night's Dream",Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, fast aslee

‘Shakespeare in the Park’ with Tottering Biped Theatre

Saturday, August 27, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

After a two-year hiatus, we at TBT are returning to the outdoor stage with "A Midsummer Night's Dream",Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, fast aslee

The Great Pumpkin Stroll

Thursday, October 27, 2022
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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