Hamilton Civic Museums

Hamilton Civic Museums' Virtual Tours

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. Battlefield House Museum & Park and Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum open to the public on September 30. All sites are offering modified programming and are accepting bookings for events. Bookings will be accommodated based on availability and in compliance with current Provincial social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines.

Whitehern Historic House & Garden and the Hamilton Children’s Museum remain closed to the public


360° Virtual TourExplore over 130 panoramic scenes, 650 clickable hotspots and audio navigation from your home computer or mobile device. Move through the Museums, zoom in on details and experience the Museums as if you were there!

Dundurn National Historic Site - Virtual Tour 

Dundurn National Historic Site

Visit Dundurn Castle, the magnificent home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers. Discover mid-19th-century Hamilton on your tour of more than 40 rooms on three floors. Experience life in a grand country home for the MacNab family and the servants working below stairs

Whitehern House & Garden Virtual Tour 

Whitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site

Prominently situated in a walled garden, Whitehern is an outstanding example of a mid 19th century urban estate that reflects the alterations made by three generations of the McQuesten family.

Hamilton Military Museum Virtual Tour 

The Hamilton Military Museum

Burlington Heights, where Dundurn Castle stands today, was occupied by the British military from 1813 -1815. Housed in Battery Lodge, the Hamilton Military Museum tells the story of the people who lived in the area during the War of 1812. Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape showcases the historical figures of this area through documentary evidence, period artifacts, and stories passed down through generations. Explore the Hamilton and Scourge – Sunken Sunset exhibit, view a film, and experience life as a soldier in our Discovery Gallery. Through artifacts and images the First World War exhibit located in The Coach House reveals the impact the war had on those who fought in it.

Hamilton Children's Museum Virtual Tour 

Hamilton Children's Museum

The Hamilton Children's Museum is an exciting and interactive destination for young children.  Learning through play is the focus of the museum. Children and their adults can explore and participate in  many activities, special events and the museum’s three galleries - all year long.

Fieldcote Park & Museum Virtual Tour 

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection, preservation and exhibition of local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails.

Museum of Steam & Technology Virtual Tour 

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site

Take a peek into life at the beginning of Canada's industrial revolution. This magnificent example of 19th century public works architecture preserves two 45-foot high, 70-ton steam engines which pumped the first clean water to the city over 140 years ago.

Battlefield Museum & Park Virtual Tour 

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

The Gage Homestead, built in 1796, captures the way of life during the early 19th century. During the War of 1812, the family fled to the cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. Today, the Battlefield Monument stands as a symbol of peace and commemorates those soldiers who died on June 6, 1813.

Photo of a wood house in the woods

Griffin House

Griffin House is recognized as an important Canadian Black History site. It is a preserved early 19th century home. The house is set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley. Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers. Learn about the bravery and determination of black men and women who journeyed to freedom in Southern Ontario.

Virtual tour of War of 1812 - Hamilton and Scourge war ships

Hamilton & Scourge War Ships

The Hamilton and Scourge were merchant vessels that were sunk on August 8, 1813 during a sudden storm on Lake Ontario. Now resting in approximately 300 feet of water on the bottom of the lake they remain remarkably well preserved after 200 years.