Hamilton Civic Museums

The Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek

Battlefield House Museum & 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.

Visit the encampment and mingle with early 19th century settlers and soldiers as they go about their daily life. Shop among one-of-a-kind merchants. Witness historical demonstrations of cooking, dancing, blacksmithing and more. Enjoy food, games and musical entertainment. Wander through the original 200 year old Gage homestead.

Weekend Highlights

Re-enactment Weekend
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10 am to 4:30 pm 

Battle Re-enactments 
Saturday, June 1 - 3:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Sunday, June 2 - 2 pm

Fireworks 
After the Saturday evening battle.

Saturday June 1

Activity Time Location
Military Encampment Officially Open 10 am Battlefield Park
Merchants Area Officially Open 10 am Behind Grandview
US Drill 10:30 am The Battlefield
British Battalion Drill 11 am The Battlefield
Rodney the Younger, 18th century Conjurer 11 am Battlefield House Front Lawn
Artillery Demonstration 11:30 am The Battlefield
Stephen Fuller, Strolling Musician 12 noon to 8 pm Throughout Battlefield Park
Battlefield House Museum Open 12 noon to 8 pm Battlefield House Museum
Battlefield Monument Open 12 noon to 8 pm Battlefield Monument
Children’s Games 12 noon to 7:30 pm Beside Creek
Cooking Demonstration 12 noon to 5 pm Battlefield House Museum
Rodney the Younger, 18th century Conjurer 12:30 pm Battleield House Front Lawn
York Regency Dancers & Stephen Fuller 12:30 pm Grandview Back Patio
The Mechanics of a Musket 1 pm Grandview Tent
Musical Entertainment by Ian Bell 1 to 4 pm Grandview Front Lawn
Camp Tours 1:30 pm Meet at Grandview Tent
The Drums Crown Forces 1812 2 pm Grandview Front Lawn
Review of Troops 2:45 pm The Battlefield
Artillery Demonstration 3 pm The Battlefield
BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT 3:30 pm The Battlefield
Rodney the Younger, 18th century Conjurer 6 pm Battlefield House Front Lawn
York Regency Dancers & Stephen Fuller 7 pm Grandview Back Patio
The Drums, Crown Forces 1812 8 pm The Battlefield
Artillery Demonstration 8:20 pm The Battlefield
RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF STONEY CREEK 8:30 pm The Battlefield
Jason Hales, Operatic Tenor, A Musical Tribute 9 pm The Battlefield
Fireworks (weather permitting) 9:30 pm The Battlefield

 

Sunday June 2

Activity Time Location
Military Encampment Officially Open 10 am Battlefield Park
Merchants Area Officially Open 10 am Behind Grandview
Memorial Service 11 am The Battlefield
Rodney the Younger, 18th century Conjurer 11:30 am Battlefield House Front Lawn
Children’s Games 12 noon to 4:30 pm Beside Battlefield Creek
Cooking Demonstration 12 noon to 4:30 pm Battlefield House Museum
Battlefield House Museum Open 12 noon to 4:30 pm Battlefield House Museum
Battlefield Monument Open 12 noon to 4:30 pm Battlefield Monument
Musket Competition 12:30 pm The Battlefield
Camp Tours 12:30 pm Meet at Grandview Tent
Rodney the Younger, 18th century Conjurer 1 pm Battlefield House Front Lawn
The Drums Crown Forces 1812 1:30 pm Battlefield House Front Lawn
Artillery Demonstration 1:50 pm Battlefield House Front Lawn
BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT 2 pm The Battlefield
Rodney the Younger, 18th century Conjurer 3 pm Battlefield House Front Lawn
Military Encampment Officially Closed 4 pm  
Merchants Area Officially Closed 4 pm  

When is the re-enactment? 
Saturday, June 2 - 10am to 10pm 
Sunday, June 3 - 10am to 4:30pm

What does it cost? 
Admission is FREE  in celebration of Sara Calder, founder of Battlefield House Museum.

Are there additional costs once I enter the park? 
There are additional costs for the food, refreshments and merchandise.

What time do the battles take place? 
Saturday at 3:30 pm & 8:30 pm 
Sunday at 2:00 pm

How long do the Battle Re-enactments last? 
From 20 minutes to half an hour.

May I bring my dog? 
Dogs are not allowed in the park during Special Events. The loud noises of the artillery, muskets and fireworks are upsetting for most dogs.

Should I bring a lawn chair to watch the Re-enactment? 
A folding lawn chair is recommended. Seating is available on the grass.

What day and time do the fireworks take place? 
Fireworks take place on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. following the evening battle.

What are some of the activities?

  • Tours of the Museum and Battlefield Monument
  • 19th century encampment
  • Period dancing demonstrations
  • One-of-a-kind shopping
  • Musical entertainment
  • Old-fashioned games for children
  • Artillery and infantry demonstrations
  • Food and refreshments

Re-enactors and Merchants

Our re-enactors and merchants bring this amazing Canadian heritage event to life. Find out how you can participate.

Re-enactors Information and Online Registration
Merchants Download the Merchant Registration (PDF, 550 KB)

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.

Parking and Shuttle Service

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:

St. David's School - 33 Cromwell Crescent, Hamilton
Enter off Centennial Parkway, just south of Queenston Road.

Contact Information

Phone: 905-662-8458
Web: www.battlefieldhouse.ca
Email: battlefield@hamilton.ca