Hamilton Civic Museums

Information for Re-enactors

All Hamilton Civic Museums, except Whitehern Historic House & Garden and the Hamilton Children’s Museum, are open to the public offering modified programming. Admission tickets must be obtained in advance online (see "Buy Online" link) and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Visitors reserving tickets through the Library Pass program are required to present their admission ticket and library card upon arrival. Guests must adhere to social distancing guidelines and the use of facemasks is required. High-touch areas are frequently disinfected and hand sanitizer is available throughout your visit.

All sites are accepting venue rental bookings based on availability and in compliance with current Provincial social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines at the time. Tourism Industry Association of Ontario's SafeTravels Stamp

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Battlefield House Museum and Park, National Historic Site presents the annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Discover Canadian heritage and re-live firsthand the thrill and pageantry of the battle that was a turning point of the War of 1812.

History In Action Day

Annual education day for Students
Thursday June 4, 2020 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Re-enactors Trading Post

Located at the rear of the Nash Jackson Building on Saturday and Sunday


Saturday June 6. 2020 - 10 am to 9:30 pm
Sunday June 7, 2020 - 10 am to 4:30 pm

Amenities Provided

The following will be provided for the weekend:

  • A bag lunch on Thursday, June 4 for those who participate in History in Action Day
  • A BBQ lunch on Friday, June 5 for those who participated at History in Action Day
  • Ticket for one meal on either Saturday or Sunday, for those who have pre-registered.
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, for those who have pre-registered.
  • Firewood & fire pit trays
  • Water connections on site
  • Overnight security Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Set Up

Re-enactors may set up in Battlefield Park during the following times only:

  • Wednesday, June 3, after 12 noon.
  • Thursday, June 4, from 7 am to 8:30 am and after 2:30 pm 
  • No set-up will be allowed between 9 am and 2:30 pm on Thursday, when over 1,000 students will be on-site for History in Action Day. All vehicles and trailers must be removed from Battlefield Park by 8:30 am or else they will be tagged and towed at the owner's expense.
  • Friday, June 5, after 10 am
  • Saturday, June 6, before 8:30 am
  • All vehicles and trailers must be removed from Battlefield Park by 8:30 am on Saturday, or they will be tagged and towed at the owner's expense.

Tear Down

You may begin moving out as soon as the event closes at 4:30 pm on Sunday. Vehicles will not be permitted on-site until this time.

Reenactors' Consignment Event without the fee! Sell your outgrown or no longer used kit or camp equipment and/or pick up some second-hand bargains! **No tentage or weapons**

Location Nash-Jackson House (at the back)

Set Up
Friday 7:30 pm until dark
Saturday 9 am

Saturday 9:30 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
Sunday 9:30 am to 12 noon

Settle Up
Sunday 3 pm to 4 pm

Maps, Parking and Directions

Battlefield is located at 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada, about an hour from the United States border in Niagara Falls or an hour from Toronto. We are within 15 to 45 minutes of most vintners and vineyards in the Niagara Wine Region.

There is absolutely NO parking on-site during the Re-enactment event. FREE parking and a FREE shuttle runs on the Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sunday from 10am until 5pm. The shuttle is accessible and the event's outdoor activities are fully accessible. Parking is available at the following location:

Off-site parking is located at Green Acres School 45 Randall Ave, Stoney Creek

Contact Information

Phone: 905-662-8458
Web: www.battlefieldhouse.ca
Email: [email protected]