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!


Museum Crawl: Griffin House National Historic Site

Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of this rare example of residential vernacular architecture built in the 1820s, and representative of Black history in Hamilton

Emancipation Day

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

Join us to celebrate Emancipation Day and view the works of artist Anna Maria Martin,  ‘Child of the Tropics’ depicting the Caribbean and Canadian