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Battlefield House Museum & Park

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Address: 77 King St W, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8G 1H9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 905-662-8458
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12:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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One of the first houses to be built in Stoney Creek, Battlefield House was...

One of the first houses to be built in Stoney Creek, Battlefield House was the home of the Gage family from 1796 until 1835. During these settlement years of the early 19th century, James and Mary Gage cleared and worked the land with their ten children and became well-known for their warm hospitality. The War of 1812 had a direct impact on the Gage family as they found themselves confined to their home when American soldiers occupied their land when a battle broke out during the early morning hours of June 6, 1813. The resulting British victory at the Battle of Stoney Creek was crucial in helping to prevent the Americans from seizing Upper Canada. Less than one hundred years later, in 1899, Sara Calder, grand-daughter of James and Mary Gage and first president of the Women's Wentworth Historical Society, led the purchase and preservation of the homestead. Further recognition of the significant event that took place on this property came in the year 1913, when the 100-foot tall Battlefield Monument was opened, standing as a symbol of peace and commemorating those soldiers who died at the Battle of Stoney Creek.

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Stoney Creek historical site

An historical site back to the early 19th century with teams dressed in the old style clothing & stuff. It makes you feel like going back in time, may be good to learn history. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Canada
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65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An historical site back to the early 19th century with teams dressed in the old style clothing & stuff. It makes you feel like going back in time, may be good to learn history. I am not a big fan.

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Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and for your review. We hope you can join us for the upcoming spectacular Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek weekend on June 3 & 4, 2017. A great event to learn and experience early 19th century life styles and the War of 1812. More 

Hamilton, Canada
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52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A great walk through a grand home and a piece of Canadian history. Lots of information and I particularly enjoyed the guides and volunteers dressed in period clothing. If you are a history buff this is the place to see. Not disabled friendly.

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Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this review

Thanks kindly for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again. Susan More 

Halifax Region, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We will have to go again when it's open. Very clean the signs were key up you could read the history and get a real good idea of how this part of Canada stayed a British colony and was not engulfed by the United States

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Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this review

We are so glad you came by for a visit. The Friends of Battlefield will be hosting several Canada 150 events in the next few months so we hope you can join us for some of these fun events. More 

Stoney Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Wonderful historical & peaceful setting for the entire family. Different activities are held thru out the year, notably the War of 1812 re-enactment held generally in early June. I am fortunate to live very close by, and take advantage of the park like serenity here several times thru the year. Come and check it out, you will be glad you... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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203 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The tower and the first nations monument are absolutely beautiful. The battlefield is an oasis of nature in the middle of the city. There is also an 1812 house you can explore. It is a great place to escape the city and experience history.

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Stoney Creek
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We are local walking distance to this park so we can also see that there are lots of pokestops along the way and there is also a pike gym too. Our kids love the variety of programs held there as well as the reenactment in the summer! The grounds are great for trail walks and there is also a pavilion... More 

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Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this review

It is a great location for a walk and the colours are spectacular at this time of the year. Thanks so much for visiting Battlefield Park. More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Battlefield Museum last year sometime. A great experience. Learning about the 1812 war that happened so close... Good museum store and guide.

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Welland
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317 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The museum is situated on pleasantly landscaped grounds. Unfortunately due to the drought the gardens looked a bit dreary this year. The house has rather limited hours (4 hours per day, 6 days/week) so check before you go if you want a formal tour. The land around the monument is rolling and there are lots of stairs so you may... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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410 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a small museum with some 1800's buildings but I would not go out of my way to visit ... except one weekend a year when they hold the War of 1812 re-enactment. That is a fabulous event, and the village really comes to life. It's usually around the first weekend in June. You park at a school about... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I visited and found the tour guide very good. She made it interesting and the house is interesting in how the history has been preserved.

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