Griffin House National Historic Site

Visit this preserved early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley. Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers, and enjoy a walk along nearby trails.

There is no cost to visit Griffin House. We accept and appreciate donations to keep the house open for tours.

We are located at:
733 Mineral Springs Road, Dundas, Ontario L9H 5E3
Phone: 905-648-8144
Email: griffinhouse@hamilton.ca

Griffin House is open from July through September.

  • Sundays only from 1 to 4 pm
  • Open for Doors Open weekend

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 Griffin House

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


May is Museums Month at Griffin House

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate Hamilton's rich history and explore its architectural gems and undiscovered treasures.

Emancipation Day

Sunday, August 5, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us to discover how Enerals Griffin - one of the first African-American settlers in Ancaster, and his family, lived in the late1830’s on a farm