Hamilton Civic Museums

Whitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site

Hamilton Civic Museums Update

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, The Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Whitehern Historic House, and Fieldcote Museum are open to the public.
  • Battlefield House, Hamilton Children's Museum, and Griffin House are closed to the public to accommodate ongoing construction projects.
  • Rental venues are available at all sites. Capacities in keeping with COVID guidelines will be conveyed at time of inquiry.

TripAdvisor Review IconDiscover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada during a guided tour with a costumed interpreter. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959, the three surviving members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents.

Whitehern contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – dating up to 1939 when the Honourable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of World War II.

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Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.

  • $8.75 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $7.50 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $7.50 for students ages13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID.
  • $5.25 for children ages 6 to 12
  • Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
  • $24.25 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependant children under 18 years old

The museum is NOT wheelchair accessible. 

We are located at:
41 Jackson St W, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
 

The Museum is open year-round.

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.
  • Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Depending on availability, we will open outside of regular hours for pre-booked groups.

Phone: 905-521-3168
Email: [email protected]

The purchase of a $200 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

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Events at Whitehern

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at Whitehern Historic House & Garden throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same! View all Hamilton Civic Museums Events


The McQuesten Family Christmas

Saturday, November 26, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Sunday, November 27, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Saturday, December 3, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Sunday, December 4, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Wednesday, December 28, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, December 29, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, December 30, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Saturday, December 31, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Monday, January 2, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Thursday, January 5, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Friday, January 6, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Saturday, January 7, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Sunday, January 8, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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


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