• Griffin House

Visit this preserved early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley. Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers and enjoy a walk along nearby trails. Tours and black history-related programs are offered as part of the Black Heritage Network.


Hours
Griffin House is open from July through September.
Sundays only from 1 to 4 pm.
Open for Doors Open weekend.


Location:

733 Mineral Springs Rd.
Ancaster, ON
L9H 1A1
905-648-8144

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    • Museums Month Doors Open Partnership at Griffin House

      Celebrate Hamilton's rich history and explore its architectural gems and undiscovered treasures. The Griffin House is recognized as an important… More >

      Celebrate Hamilton's rich history and explore its architectural gems and undiscovered treasures. The Griffin House is recognized as an important Canadian Black History site. It is included among several sites in the Central Ontario Network for Black History and stands as a testament to the bravery and determination of black men and women who journeyed to freedom in Southern Ontario. The museum is also an excellent example of Ancaster's early history, preserved in a simple 1.5-storey house just west of the Hermitage Ruins. Parking at nearby Hermitage Gatehouse parking lot.  FREE event
       

      Time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 733 Mineral Springs Rd., Ancaster, L9H 1A1

      Email griffinhouse@hamilton.ca

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


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    • Emancipation Day at Griffin House

      Join us at the historic Griffin House and discover how Enerals Griffin, one of the first African-American settlers in Ancaster,… More >

      Join us at the historic Griffin House and discover how Enerals Griffin, one of the first African-American settlers in Ancaster, & his Family, lived in the late1830’s on a farm in Upper Canada. Learn about local Black History in the Hamilton area. FREE event

      Time 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 733 Mineral Springs Rd., Ancaster, L9H 1A1

      Email griffinhouse@hamilton.ca

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


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