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Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

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Since 1796, the Gage family lived in what is now referred to as ‘Battlefield House’. The family home 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.
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Annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek

Battlefield House Museum & Park, National Historic Site presents the annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Every year, on the first weekend in June, witness the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek, 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.

Alongside the Re-enactment event is History in Action Day, an immersive learning opportunity for students to engage with an 1812 military encampment. Museum staff and volunteers lead students through a series of workshops, designed to enhance their understanding of life in the early 19th century.

Curriculum linked interactive activities are delivered at the site of theBattle of Stoney Creek, a turning point in the War of 1812.
Recommended for grades 3 to 8. For more information or to register, complete the History in Action Day registration form.

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Events at Battlefield House

Selected upcoming events at Battlefield are featured below. For a full listing of events at all Hamilton Civic Museum sites, check out our Events page.

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Contact & Site Info

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site
77 King St W, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 5E5

Free parking is available onsite.

Call 905-521-3168
Email [email protected]

Admission
AGE/GROUPRATE
Adult (18 to 59 years)$10.00
Senior (60+ years)$8.50
Student (13 to 17 years) with valid student ID$8.50
Child (6 to 12 years)$6.00
Infant (5 years or younger)FREE
Family (2 adults & dependent children under 18 years)   $27.50
Hours & Accessibility

Museum open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm

Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Tour Times: 12:30 pm and 2:30. Tours are approximately one hour in length.

Access to the Battlefield Monument is weather dependent and may not be available during your tour.

Battlefield is partially accessible. Please call for more details.

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Programs & Workshops

Hamilton Civic Museums is proud to offer a variety of different programs and workshops - from curriculum based learning adventures, to group tours and specialized experiences for Scouts, Guides and community groups. 

For curriculum based school programs, click here

For group tours, click here

Check out our events listings for guided tours, workshops and other museum experiences. For museum events, click here

Venue Rentals

Weddings & Event Venue Rentals

Nationally renowned cultural sites provide distinctive settings for your special event. The revitalization of heritage buildings at some of the city’s finest historic sites has resulted in the creation of indoor and outdoor gathering places like no other. Presented in varying styles from the early 1800s to modern day, each venue exudes its own charm and appeal. Locations include:

  • a Coach House on the estate of Canada’s pre-confederation ‘Prime Minister’
  • a former Stable converted to a cottage-style retreat in the very heart of the city
  • a modern Cellar beneath a Gage family homestead built in 1818
  • an 1859 Woodshed with old-growth wooden beams and gracefully arching trusses
  • one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster built in 1871
  • a classical pavilion crowned by a cupola
  • Expansive green spaces, tended gardens and captivating landscapes 

Click here to learn more

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are very popular and space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Decorating varies from site to site, please inquire at the time of booking.

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Photography

The purchase of a $205 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

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