Hamilton Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
This museum and cultural centre commemorates, preserves and celebrates the working individual in a series of exhibitions and displays, exploring the contributions working people have made to Canada. Travelling exhibitions, educational programs and facility space for events and meetings is available.
Situated amidst idyllic in park like surroundings, this Georgian House was built in 1852 and has been restored to its original state. The home was owned by the McQuesten family, who established the Royal Botanical Gardens and McMaster University. Visitors can see family furnishings and browse through memorabilia, including children's toys. The ornamental gardens are particularly noteworthy. This establishment is a National Historic House.
Relive the olden days of Upper Canada at this national historic site, which is situated on the same spot that the Battle of Stoney Creek took place at in 1813. Staff dressed in period costumes will explain the history of the area and bring life to the triumphs and hardships of the Gage family.
This discovery centre tells the in-depth story behind the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore 700-year-old trees, waterfalls and unique species while learning the history and legends behind the area.
Built in 1933, this Gothic architecture landmark is the church of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hamilton. Decor includes 82 stunning stained-glass windows and beautiful Italian marble. There are guided group tours available.
This restored 40 room Victorian mansion was the home of Sir Allan MacNab, a former Prime Minister of the United Provinces of Canada. The house accurately recreates life as it was in the mid 19th Century for the MacNab family and their servants. Costumed guides offer one hour tours of the property.
Canada Marine Discovery Centre
The Canada Marine Discovery Centre brings together stories Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas in a series of fun, state-of-the-art interactive displays. All members of the family will love this amazing discovery centre, which is both educational and entertaining. Located at Pier 8 in the Hamilton Harbour.