Discover 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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Timed tours are scheduled at 12:10 pm, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. 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.
Location & hours
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.
Email: [email protected]
The purchase of a $250 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.
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
Whitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site Videos
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