Hamilton Civic Museums

Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek

COVID-19 Vaccination Verification

Starting September 22, 2021, each person who enters an indoor facility for meetings or events must show proof of vaccination and identification at the time of entry, which will be verified by the event organizer or designate. The only exceptions permitted for meeting and event spaces include:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Individuals with a medical exemption and supporting documentation from a physician/nurse
  • Individuals using the washroom or passing through an indoor space to access outdoor space
  • Retail or admission/membership purchases (without the intent to stay)

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

Do I need proof of vaccination to go on a tour in the museum?
You do not need to show proof of vaccination to access the gift shop, washroom facilities, retail or admission purchases and guided tours. Proof of vaccination is only required to enter indoor meeting and event spaces.

What can I expect for vaccine verification when I visit a City Museum event or meeting space?
Each person who enters an indoor facility for meetings or events must show proof of vaccination and identification at the time of entry, which will be verified by the event organizer or designate. Verification is required for any individual who is not an employee working in or operating the facility.

When arriving at a meeting or event space, signage will indicate the main entrance. Vaccine verification is required when entering a meeting or event space, followed by contact and health screening. Please plan and adjust arrival times accordingly as you may experience wait times before entering. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Will my vaccination records or personal health information be kept or recorded?
No. Any vaccination records or documentation will only be visually verified - no information will be retained or copied.

If I am just leaving the facility briefly and coming right back in, do I have to show my vaccine verification each time I enter the facility?
Yes. Businesses and organizations are not permitted to retain vaccine records or status, so individuals will be required to show their proof of vaccination each time they enter the facility.

What is acceptable proof of vaccination or identification?
Proof of vaccination, identification and exemption requirements are determined by the Ministry of Health. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination. Identification is required to verify name and date of birth only.

  • Must show Name and Date of Birth, issued from an institution or organization
  • Does not need to include a picture
  • Can be shown as a photocopy or digital/electronical version (on a device)
  • Can be expired

Do I need to show vaccine verification to use the washrooms in museum facility?
No. Members of the public will be permitted to quickly use the closest non-changeroom washroom and exit the building.

I am unvaccinated – can I still enter the event or meeting space?
These vaccine exemptions apply to meeting and event spaces:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Individuals with a medical exemption and supporting documentation from a physician/nurse
  • Individuals using the washroom or passing through an indoor space to access outdoor space
  • Retail or admission/membership purchases (without the intent to stay)

Are youth required to show identification?  What is acceptable identification?
Youth 13 to 17 years of age accessing a meeting or event space are required to show proof of vaccination and identification in accordance with the Ministry of Health. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/ProofOfVaccination.

What if I refuse to show vaccine verification?
No member of the public will be permitted to enter the event or meeting space without proof of vaccination or exemption.

The City of Hamilton has a Zero Tolerance policy. Anyone engaging in verbal assaults, threats or aggression, vandalism, or incitement of violence will be ejected from the property with a mandatory suspension from all municipal facilities. We ask that everyone attending a City recreation centre/arena contributes to a positive and supportive environment for children, their families, and community sport.

What if someone in attendance at my event refuses to show vaccine verification?
The event organizer is responsible to ensure that attendees are aware of and comply with the Provincial requirement to show vaccination status when entering a meeting or event space.  If they do not comply, the event may be cancelled, and a refund will not be issued. Staff may request at any time, documented proof of contact tracing, and evidence of vaccination screening.

CANCELLED due to COVID-19




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

Battle Re-enactments - CANCELLED
Saturday, June 6 - 3:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Sunday, June 7 - 2 pm

Fireworks - CANCELLED
After the Saturday evening battle.

Saturday June 6

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 7

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 6 - 10am to 10pm 
Sunday, June 7 - 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, 433 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 location to be announced.

Contact Information

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