Hamilton Civic Museums

Griffin House National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site (including Dundurn Castle, The Hamilton Military Museum, and The Historic Kitchen Garden) and the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology  are open to the public as of July 15 offering modified programming on a Wednesday to Sunday schedule, and are accepting bookings for events.

All other Hamilton Civic Museums are now accepting bookings for events beginning January 2021.

Bookings will be accommodated based on availability and in compliance with current Provincial social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines.


This City-owned museum is closed until further notice.

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.

The museum is only partially wheelchair accessible. Call for more details.


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

Paid parking available at the nearby Hermitage. Limited accessible-only parking at Griffin House.

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

Test your knowledge of Hamilton with our Hamilton Civic Museums’ Crossword

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 Museums Events

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”.