Hamilton Civic Museums

Griffin House National Historic Site

City facilities including Hamilton Civic Museums will remain closed until further notice to keep the public and staff safe and help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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

Ancaster Heritage Days Bus Tour - CANCELLED

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”.