Museum Events

Evening Quilting Workshop Series

Friday, January 4, 2019 to Friday, May 3, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project. Drop in for a couple of hours a week or stay for four.

Morning Quilting Workshop Series

Monday, January 7, 2019 to Monday, May 27, 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project and to work on their own designs.

Doing It Justice: The Steam Museum in 3-D

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Join us for a free exhibit of Jennifer Kaye's photography.

Wednesday Wigglers: March

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wiggler program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitated

Games Night at the Museum

Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Bring your family and friends for an entertaining evening of board game playing and snacks.

For all ages.

Wednesday Wigglers: April

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

The Wednesday Wiggler program provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through a balance of adult facilitated and

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Darryl Learn

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us for a talk as Darryl Learn takes you back to 1866 and the Battle of Ridgeway in June of that year and its impact on Canada West.

Wednesday Wigglers: April

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

The Wednesday Wiggler program provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through a balance of adult facilitated and

Risky Play Discussion & Workshop

Monday, April 15, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us as we host guest speaker Kelly Prendergast, Masters of Public Policy as she discusses the importance and necessity of play.

Wednesday Wigglers: April

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

The Wednesday Wiggler program provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through a balance of adult facilitated and

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

Wednesday Wigglers: April

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

The Wednesday Wiggler program provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through a balance of adult facilitated and

Games Night at the Museum

Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Bring your family and friends for an entertaining evening of board game playing and snacks.

For all ages.

Wednesday Wigglers: May

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wiggler program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitated

Doors Open: Dundurn National Historic Site

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Experience a self-guided visit of this Italianate-style villa built in 1834 by Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers.

Doors Open: Dundurn National Historic Site

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Experience a self-guided visit of this Italianate-style villa built in 1834 by Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers.

Doors Open: Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Discover the stories attached to 31 objects that showcase what makes Ancaster memorable while visiting the new exhibit; Voices from the Edge– Stori

Doors Open: Griffin House National Historic Site

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Griffin House National Historic Site, 733 Mineral Springs Road, Dundas

Enjoy a guided tour of this rare example of residential vernacular architecture built in the 1820s, and representative of Black history in Hamilton

Doors Open: Hamilton Children's Museum

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Discover three interactive galleries with a ship for sailing on, a dock for fishing, and a galley kitchen to feed your crew, and participate in an

Doors Open: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Experience a self-guided tour of Hamilton’s first Waterworks built in 1859, and pay tribute to the social and working life of the early industrial

Doors Open: Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy a leisurely visit emphasizing recent restoration work in the main and upper halls, including impressive faux finishing by Lori Le Mare to cre

Exhibit: Anything You Can Imagine…Student Art Show

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Come delight in the amazing creative talents shown by the students from Ancaster High School.

Exhibit: Stories from the Edge

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Visit the new exhibit at Fieldcote showcasing stories and aritifacts of Ancaster's history.

Doors Open: Battlefield

Saturday, May 4, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Enjoy a guided tour of this Gage family homestead built in 1796, learn about recent restoration features and explore the 1926 Dunington-Grubb lands

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Sunday, May 5, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a guided tour of the mus

Wednesday Wigglers: May

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wiggler program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitated

Historic Cooking Workshop: Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

During this workshop, you’ll work with Dundurn’s historic cooks to prepare nineteenth-century recipes next to our wood-fired range. 

Behind the Scenes Curator-led Tour

Monday, May 13, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Bill King

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us as Bill King shares the history of Isaac Buchannan and the building of Canada and his relationship to Hamilton.

For all ages.

Wednesday Wigglers: May

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wiggler program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitated

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

Wednesday Wigglers: May

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Join us for our Wednesday Wiggler program that provides preschool aged children an opportunity to explore the environment through adult-facilitated

MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Led by costumed staff, visitors will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family and the servants who lived and worked belo

Boats, Models and Trains

Saturday, May 25, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

The Museum is pleased to welcome back the Confederation of Marine Modelers and the Hamilton Model Engineer Club as they demonstrate a variety of mi

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A guided tour of Dundurn Castle, including the Military Museum. Pre-registration is required.

One Day Medieval Illumination Workshop

Sunday, May 26, 2019
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Enjoy this one-day opportunity to create your own special project using the processes of Medieval Illumination.

Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek

Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
(All day)
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Experience the drama, pageantry, and excitement of the Battle of Stoney Creek of June 6, 1813, one of the most important events in Canada's history

From Our Garden to Yours

Saturday, June 1, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Dundurn’s Historic Kitchen Garden is hosting a free one-day, plant-sharing event.

Decoration Day -100th Anniversary

Sunday, June 9, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Hamilton Military Museum, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

In honour of the 100th anniversary of Decoration Day, The Hamilton Military Museum will be offering free admission and an afternoon of family-frien

Decoration Day -100th Anniversary

Sunday, June 9, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Hamilton Military Museum, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

In honour of the 100th anniversary of Decoration Day, The Hamilton Military Museum will be offering free admission and an afternoon of family-frien

Behind the Scenes Curator-led Tour

Monday, June 10, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Exhibit: Stories from the Edge - Opening Reception

Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join us as we celebrate Ancaster Heritage Days with a wine and cheese opening reception for the exhibition. Pre-registration is required.

Ancaster Heritage Days

Friday, June 14, 2019 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Bring the whole family to Fieldcote as we celebrate Heritage Days in beautiful downtown Ancaster.

For all ages.

Historic Pastimes

Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Celebrate Ancaster Heritage Days with a special presentation of Historic Pastimes at the Ancaster Old Town Hall. 

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Led by costumed staff, visitors will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family and the servants who lived and worked belo

Pride Celebration - Drag Queen Story time with Ladybird Fancypants

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Open your mind and your heart, and don't forget to pack your smiles - it's time for Ladybird Fancypants and her friend George the parrot!

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Sunday, June 23, 2019
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A guided tour of Dundurn Castle, including the Military Museum. Pre-registration is required.

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Sunday, June 23, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a guided tour of the mus

Historic Cooking Workshop: Strawberry Soiree

Friday, June 28, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Discover this delicious heart shaped fruit’s legacy in a delightful hands-on cooking experience.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, June 30, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Canada Day Military Tattoo

Monday, July 1, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a spectacular military musical celebration and experience a tradition that celebrates 25 years in Dundurn Park!

Canada Day Military Tattoo

Monday, July 1, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a spectacular military musical celebration and experience a tradition that celebrates 25 years in Dundurn Park!

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 to Sunday, July 7, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

StoryWalk with the HPL

Friday, July 5, 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

A StoryWalk® features a children's picture book, mounted page by page, throughout a park or along a trail to encourage both reading and physical li

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, July 6, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Sunday, July 7, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of th

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 7, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Behind the Scenes Curator-led Tour

Monday, July 8, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, July 13, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 14, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Dundurn at Dusk

Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Led by costumed gardeners, join us to experience the sights and scents of flowering plants best enjoyed as the sun sets.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Plant Bake Hunt Eat

Sunday, July 21, 2019
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Join our costumed interpreters for a hands-on workshop packed with family friendly fun.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 21, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to Sunday, July 28, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Dundurn at Dusk

Friday, July 26, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Led by costumed gardeners, join us to experience the sights and scents of flowering plants best enjoyed as the sun sets.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Led by costumed staff, visitors will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family and the servants who lived and worked belo

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Sunday, July 28, 2019
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A guided tour of Dundurn Castle, including the Military Museum. Pre-registration is required.

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Sunday, July 28, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of th

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, July 28, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, August 3, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Emancipation Day

Sunday, August 4, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Griffin House National Historic Site, 733 Mineral Springs Road, Dundas

Join us to celebrate Emancipation Day and discover how Enerals Griffin and his family, among the first African-American settlers in Ancaster, lived

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, August 4, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Sunday, August 11, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of th

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Sunday, August 11, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

If you go down to the woods today...children will enjoy old-fashioned games, a teddy bear parade and a teddy bear hospital. 

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, August 11, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Teen Quilt Academy

Monday, August 12, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join us for week-long camp that fosters sewing and fibre arts. Participants will finish a twin-sized quilt.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Two Day Medieval Illumination Workshop

Sunday, August 18, 2019 to Monday, August 19, 2019
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

A two-day opportunity to create your own special project - using the processes of Medieval Illumination.

Sara Calder Day

Sunday, August 18, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Celebrate the birthday of the woman who ensured the preservation of the Gage family home and the site of the Battle of Stoney Creek.

Music at Fieldcote

Sunday, August 18, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Led by costumed staff, visitors will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family and the servants who lived and worked belo

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Sunday, August 25, 2019
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A guided tour of Dundurn Castle, including the Military Museum. Pre-registration is required.

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Sunday, August 25, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of th

Behind the Scenes Curator-led Tour

Monday, August 26, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Historic Garden Tours

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 to Sunday, September 1, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff.

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Looking to get your fingers in the dirt, learn something new? Join us for this free, drop-in program in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden.

Wednesdays at Whitehern

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.

Behind the Scenes Interpreter-led Tour

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days

Sunday, September 8, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of th

Behind the Scenes Curator-led Tour

Monday, September 9, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us as Ian Kerr Wilson shares his knowledge of the Hamilton Harbour and its history.

For all ages.

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

Sunday, September 22, 2019
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

A guided tour of Dundurn Castle, including the Military Museum. Pre-registration is required.

Apple Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us for fall-time harvest fun in Battlefield Park.

MacNab’s Kitchen

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Led by costumed staff, visitors will explore over 40 rooms and discover the history of the MacNab family and the servants who lived and worked belo

Tesla Electric City Festival

Sunday, September 29, 2019
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Join us for this all-ages gathering of commercial exhibitors, tech enthusiasts, hobbyists, science clubs, artists and students celebrating the incr

Morning Quilting Workshop Series

Monday, October 7, 2019 to Monday, December 2, 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Participants of all skill levels are welcome to engage in this make-a-quilt project. Drop in for a couple of hours a week or stay for four.

Behind the Scenes Curator-led Tour

Monday, October 7, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

Discover this National Historic Site from an entirely different perspective.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Jim Hill

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us as Jim Hill shares the history of the Niagara Parks Commission, its preservation of Battlefield Park and the significance of the historic s

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

Harvest Home Breakfast

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Enjoy a hearty farmer style breakfast at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and then wander over to Fieldcote Museum to explore its current exhibi

We Remember

Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Hamilton Military Museum, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace.

We Remember

Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Hamilton Military Museum, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Heidi Madden

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us as Heidi Madden examines the national identity of historic sites and their significance in preserving Canada’s history.

The McQuesten Family Christmas: Opening Weekend

Saturday, November 16, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Visit Whitehern to see the home in all its Christmas finery.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Ontario Archaeological Society Monthly Lectures

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster

Join the OAS Hamilton Chapter at its monthly meetings and lectures at Fieldcote.

First Day of Christmas at Dundurn

Saturday, November 23, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Visit Dundurn for the first day of its Victorian Christmas for free.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 23, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Saturday, November 23, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome & simplicity of an earl

One Day Medieval Illumination Workshop

Sunday, November 24, 2019
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Enjoy this one-day opportunity to create your own special project using the processes of Medieval Illumination.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Dough-Re-Me

Saturday, November 30, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Family fun is on the menu! Prepare some tasty treats in the historic kitchen below stairs. Pre-registration is required.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Victorian Christmas Delights

Sunday, December 1, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy an authentic Victorian Christmas cooking experience at Dundurn. Pre-registration required.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series - Zig Misiak

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West, Stoney Creek

Join us for an illustrated talk as Zig Misiak features the Native Nations during the War of 1812.

For all ages.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Delicious Desserts

Friday, December 6, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Baking for the holidays is a large part of many household traditions. Pre-registration required.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Saturday, December 7, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

The Big Sing!

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and enjoy live music with hot cider and treats.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 13, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Friday, December 20, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Winter Whimsy: December

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Monday, December 30, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

School is out! Come into the Hamilton Children’s Museum for some winter fun.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Victorian Christmas

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Holiday Craft Drop-In Centre

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

During the Holidays, drop-in and unplug, we invite families to join us to play board games and make a craft. 

Ring in the New Year

Friday, December 27, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration required.

Blue Years Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Celebrate a family New Year at the Hamilton Children's Museum. Visit all three galleries and join in on six 'count-downs' throughout the day.

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. 

Holiday Craft Drop-In Centre

Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

During the Holidays, drop-in and unplug, we invite families to join us to play board games and make a craft. 

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood.