Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site
Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King St W
Ontario L8G 5E5
Museum & Park Hours
Museum Open Year-round
Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm
Tour Times: 12:10 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm
Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Free on-site parking
Experience a guided tour of this National Historic Site nestled under the Niagara Escarpment comprised of two historic homes, a 100-foot-high Monument, an Indigenous art installation, and 32 acres of parkland divided by a meandering creek.
Since 1796, the Gage family lived in what is now referred to as ‘Battlefield House’ and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek. The family house was a community hub for farmers, itinerant preachers and Indigenous peoples who came to meet and trade at James Gage’s store.
Considered a turning point in the War of 1812, the Battle of Stoney Creek raged all around the Gage family homestead. The 100-foot-high Battlefield Monument stands as a symbol of peace and commemorates those soldiers who died on June 6, 1813. The Eagles Among Us sculpture created by Indigenous artist David General is dedicated to peace and reconciliation after the war.
Grandview (Nash-Jackson House) is a two-storey Georgian-style dwelling completed in 1880 and relocated to Battlefield Park in 1999. It is the starting point of a visit to the site and houses a gift shop, exhibit gallery, and unique public rental space.
Battlefield House & Monument
Grandview (Nash-Jackson House)
The two-storey Georgian-style dwelling was completed in 1880 and was remodelled by five successive generations of the Nash family. In 1999, it was relocated to Battlefield Park and today houses a gift shop, exhibit gallery, and unique public rental space.
This local landmark was unveiled to an audience of 15,000 on the centennial of the Battle of Stoney Creek, June 6, 1913, by Queen Mary in London by means of a transatlantic telegraph cable. Designed by the architectural firm of F. J. Rastrick and Sons, the monument stands 100 feet tall to commemorate a century of peace between Britain and the United States. It was the brainchild of the Women's Wentworth Historical Society under the leadership of Sara Calder.
Re-enactment of the
Battle of Stoney Creek
Witness the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek of June 6, 1813, a significant turning point in the War of 1812. Bring the whole family for period games, food, demonstrations, historical music and fireworks. Visit the merchants and military encampment and discover traditional pastimes. Experience Indigenous programming including a narrated ‘Great Peace Game’ of Haudenosaunee Lacrosse and Indigenous singers and dancers with audience participation.