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Battlefield House Museum & Park

77 King St W, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8G 1H9, Canada
+1 905-662-8458
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Lots of history at the House and Monument

Very interesting, with lots of history to learn about. The park and gardens are lovely. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
conniecampfire
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Stoney Creek, Canada
An Excellent Overview of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Stoney Creek

As an American, I have been told that we never lost a war until the Vietnam War. However, after... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doug F
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Rochester, New York
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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77 King St W, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario L8G 1H9, Canada
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+1 905-662-8458
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, with lots of history to learn about. The park and gardens are lovely. The monument is a must to see.

Thank conniecampfire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an American, I have been told that we never lost a war until the Vietnam War. However, after visiting the Battlefield Gouse Museum and Park, it became clear that at best the War of 1812 was a tie, and at worst (for the US)...More

1  Thank Doug F
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The participants in the re-enactment were all very friendly and eager to talk about their travels; the battle was very authentic - the young fellow with me was really impressed with the Indians lurking on the out skirts of the battle .More

Thank I9721JNcarolg
Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for attending the annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. The event is held each year to commemorated the Battle of Stoney Creek of June 6, 1813 and to acknowledge the men that gave their lives during the conflict. The Re-enactors that...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

i live right down the road from this venue.. It was here, on June 6, 1813, that the Battle of Stoney Creek took place during the War of 1812. Every year a Military Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek is held in June.(first days...More

Thank Sandra G
Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks for your kind remarks. We are always delighted to hear that our neighbours appreciate Battlefield House Museum & Park, a National Historic Site. We host several special events each year so please stop by again.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

A nice bit of history, the house is very well maintained and kept up nicely. It's on some beautiful grounds and the tour is lovely as well with a guide. If you're into historical homes, it will be a nice treat. not too far off...More

Thank Bernardo F
Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

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.More

Thank Psyduck_3000
Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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...More

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.

Thank charyn989
Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

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

Reviewed 22 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

Thank 150shellys
Susan R, Manager at Battlefield House Museum & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

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.

Reviewed 22 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...More

2  Thank Erin K
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Dave D
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There is also a lovely little fountain just a half mile down King Street where many newlyweds take wedding photos during the summer.
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