Hamilton Civic Museums

Griffin House National Historic Site

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.

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 are located at:
733 Mineral Springs Road, Dundas, Ontario L9H 5E3
Phone: 905-648-8144
Email: [email protected]

Griffin House is open from July through September.

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

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.

Weddings at Dundurn

Field Trips - Teachers

Take a virtual tour

Social Gatherings - Rentals

Birthday Parties

Corporate Rentals

Group Tours

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! View all Hamilton Civic Museum Events


Doors Open: Griffin House National Historic Site

Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020
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

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”.

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.

Emancipation Day

Sunday, August 2, 2020
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Emancipation Day and learn about Enerals Griffin and his family.

Live History Shows: An Interactive Escape Room

Saturday, October 3, 2020
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Discover secrets, find clues and interact with costumed actors. Explore history in a new way with “A Knock at the Door”.