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!


Canada 150 Celebration at Griffin House

Sunday, July 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visit this preserved early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley.

Emancipation Day at Griffin House

Sunday, July 30, 2017
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