Hamilton has a rich history full of cultural and historical sites. There are many museums you can visit and each one offers a unique experience!
Dundurn Castle was built in 1835 and has seventy two rooms on just three floors (however only 40 rooms are open to the public). The Dundurn Castle offers many events and workshops and admission rates can be found here (as well as hours of operations).
Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum
The Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum is another site that is rich in Hamilton history. This site accentuates the heritage of fine arts. The Feildcote offers different exhibitions and pesticide free gardens. The Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum runs year round, and the gardens are open to the public at any time. For more information on this site please click here!
The Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
The Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology is home to some fascination industrial engines. This site is known as “the only surviving facility of its time in North America”[i]. One of the steam engines is also on display and is used for demonstrational purposes. For more information about this site, please click here.
Whitehern Historic House and Garden
The Whitehern Historic House and Garden is located on 41 Jackson St. West. The historic site offers events such as ‘Wednesdays at Whiterhern’ where guest can bring lunches and have all you can drink tea or lemonade (for a cost of $1.00) and enjoy live music in the gardens. As well, the Whitehern Historic House and Garden will be having special events throughout the year such as ‘Tea with Ruby: A Watercolour Worskhop and Traditional Tea’ where participants will be able to try to do a botanical watercolour piece of art. For more information about events, hours of operations and insight into the Whitehern family that originally lived here, please click here.
[i] Taken from hamilton.ca; Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology