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 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! View all Hamilton Civic Museum Events


Black History Month Lecture

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for a fascinating lecture that celebrates Black History month.

Museum Crawl: Griffin House National Historic Site

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
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 4, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Emancipation Day and discover how Enerals Griffin and his family, among the first African-American settlers in Ancaster, lived