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Whitehern Historic House and Garden

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I have visited several historic homes where the house was frozen in time as the family left it. The... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Unique and informative visit

Whitehern has an amazing collection of period furniture and possessions from the former owners... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Jim L
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41 Jackson St W | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3, Canada
+1 905-546-2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

I have visited several historic homes where the house was frozen in time as the family left it. The difference is that the tour guide spent a lot of time getting you acquainted with the family members through family photos and stories. It adds a...More

Thank Daverblond
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Whitehern has an amazing collection of period furniture and possessions from the former owners. Everything is in perfect condition and you have the feeling of stepping right into history. The life story of the residents is very interesting. The accuracy of the information is impressive...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

The whitehern home has such an interesting history and so complete with original contents! It's like the family just walked out and left it to the city. Amazing really. And the interpreters were some of the best I have encountered after spending years as a...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I was inside Whitehern twice this summer with different groups as it was so enjoyable. Both costumed interpreters I experienced were lively, engaging and knowledgeable, telling the story of the influential McQuestern family who lived there from 1852 until 1968. There's tragedy, temperance and even...More

1  Thank Faodail2015
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

The house is filled with all original things from the families that lived in the house...which is a rare find. They were having trouble with their computer so they gave us a free tour.

1  Thank Aln357
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Coming from the U.K. I was wondering how this historical house could match some of the National Trust properties I have seen. But this sure is a hidden gem. Our tour guide had worked at the house for 12 years and she made our tour...More

1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I've been to Hamilton on many occasions, but never seemed to have enough time to visit Whitehern Historic House. So on this particular Saturday, we made a special effort to go see this historic sight. We weren't disappointed, the full tour takes about an hour...More

Thank citypins
Reviewed March 18, 2017

As a child my aunt and uncle were the custodians ,who lived in the back of the house in the 1970,s . So I have so many great memories here it is beautiful home of a prominent family of the time .

Thank 331jack
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Step through the front door and you are immediately transported back to the 1800's. Beautifully restored and rich with history.

Thank charyn989
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We stumbled upon this house and having no idea about Canadian/ Hamilton history, we were fascinated with this near perfect snapshot of a slice of history. Our guide was well informed and friendly and made the house come alive. If you like a walk through...More

Thank M-B W
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