Canada’s history isn’t just about storied battles and game-changing inventions. The tales that remind us of the day-to-day lives of the families who bravely made their way in a new land are every bit as significant. Whether it’s the family of farmers who relentlessly worked their patch of land to provide, the teacher who ruled her one-room school, the early Black settlers who escaped to freedom, or the wealthy industrialists who shaped the economies of their communities, the stories of Hamilton Halton Brant’s founding families live on through our region’s beautifully preserved historic sites.

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Indoor Activities in Hamilton

Hamilton is perfect for an outing with friends, a weekend getaway or some family fun!

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A Montrealer’s Guide to a City of Culture

A travel writer explores the culinary, heritage and cultural scene in Hamilton.

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A Weekend in Brantford & Paris

Slow down, explore and dig a little deeper into the interesting history of Brantford and Paris.

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Indoor Winter Family Fun

Stay cozy while enjoying these day trip activities in Hamilton Halton Brant.

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Two days to celebrate the past

A two day itinerary to learn the history of Hamilton, Halton, Brant with the family.

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Day trips that bring the past to life

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December 7 - 22

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required, weekends only.

April 27 - November 30

Where Cultures Meet

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Now thru April 30

19th Century Costume Guided Tour

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

94 Tutela Heights Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 1A1

Check www.bellhomestead.ca for updates on hours, days of operations, events and rates.

July 6 - August 31

Behind the Scenes Tour – Interpreter-led

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Date:       SATURDAYS July 6, 13, 20, 27 AND August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019...

November 23

First Day of Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cost:        FREE

Now thru May 3

Evening Quilting Workshop

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museums

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1L8

Fridays, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3, 2019 5:00 PM -...

December 6

Delicious Desserts: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        6:30 PM...

Now thru October 7

Behind the Scenes Tour – Curator-led

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Date:       MONDAYS April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 26, Sept. 9, Oct....

July 21

Plant Bake Hunt Eat!: Family Friendly Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost: $55 for 1 adult and 1 child. $20 for each additional child. Pre-registration is required....

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