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.
Location & hours
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.
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
Enjoy a guided tour of this rare example of residential vernacular architecture built in the 1820s, and representative of Black history in Hamilton
Join us to celebrate Emancipation Day and discover how Enerals Griffin and his family, among the first African-American settlers in Ancaster, lived
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