• Whitehern Historic House & Garden - National Historic Site

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959 the three surviving members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents. It contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – dating up to 1939 when the Honourable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of W.W. II.


Location:

41 Jackson St. W.
Hamilton, ON
L8P 1L3
905-546-2018

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      Location: 41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton

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  • Upcoming Events

    • Canada 150 Celebration at Whitehern - Carnival

      A 1930's style Carnival is planned on the manicured gardens around the house.  The whole family can enjoy games with… More >

      A 1930's style Carnival is planned on the manicured gardens around the house.  The whole family can enjoy games with prizes and refreshments.  The Carnival features FREE museum admission and FREE entertainment!

      Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation was the Honourable Thomas McQuesten, Minister of Highways and builder of the QEW. 

      Time 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. W., Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event.
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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      19
    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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      26
    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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      - Aug -
      02
    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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      - Aug -
      09
    • Teddy Bear's Picnic
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      If you go down to the woods today...children will enjoy old-fashioned games, a teddy bear parade and a teddy bear… More >

      If you go down to the woods today...children will enjoy old-fashioned games, a teddy bear parade and a teddy bear hospital. Don't forget to bring your own teddy bear to join in on the fun.
      Ages: 3 to 7 years. 
      Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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      13
    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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      16
    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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      23
    • Wednesdays at Whitehern
      Whitehern Historic House & Garden

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music.… More >

      Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 
       
      $1.00 for tea or lemonade. Free outdoor event. 
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Location 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton, L8P 1L3

      Email whitehern@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/whitehern


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