Griffin House National Historic Site

Heat Alert
July 22, 2016 - 12:27pm

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016.

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has extended the Heat Warning issued July 20, 2016. An Extended Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last three or more consecutive days with daytime highs greater than or equal to 31°C and nighttime lows greater then or equal to 20°C OR Humidex of 40°C or greater. 

Current details

An extended period of hot and humid weather will continue today and persist into the weekend. High temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 33°C today with accompanying humidex values of over 40°C also anticipated.

For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.

Alert
July 21, 2016 - 12:31pm

Hamilton Fire Department Issues Open Air Burning Ban - July 21, 2016

HAMILTON, ON – July 21, 2016 – Due to current dry weather conditions coupled with the continued forecast of extreme temperatures with no appreciable rain in the near future, the Hamilton Fire Department has issued an immediate ban on all open air burning in the City of Hamilton.  This ban suspends all approved Open Air Burning Permits.

More information and details about the ban.

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 an exhibitions at Griffin House throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same.

Griffin House National Historic Site

Emancipation Day at Griffin House
Sunday, July 31, 2016
1 to 4 pm


Griffin House, National Historic Site, is pleased to present guest speaker Evelyn Auchinvole, in order to recognise Emancipation Day.  Emancipation Day celebrates the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in August 1834. Evelyn will speak on the history of and the important place that Stewart Memorial Church holds in the City of Hamilton.

Admission is free to Griffin House. There is limited parking at the Griffin House for those with mobility issues.  All others please park at the Hermitage parking lot (for a fee). Light refreshments will be served.

For more information:
email fieldcote@hamilton.ca 
phone 905-648-8144