Technology and innovation has had a huge role to play in the making of our nation. Those advancements are celebrated at historic sites and museums throughout Hamilton Halton Brant. Steam engines. Telephones. War planes. Street cars. The stories behind these game-changing technologies jump to life with exhibits and events that encourage hands-on exploration and good old-fashioned fun.

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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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Discover 7 cool claims to fame

Discover 7 cool claims to fame in our region.

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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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Legacy of Great Canadian Innovation

Be Transported by Stories of Discovery and Invention

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Fast Track to Fun

The little blue train and his faithful crew of friends have been delighting kids since the original stories were first published in 1945.

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Two days to find family fun on land, air and water

Begin your adventure in Milton at the Halton County Radial Railway and enjoy a scenic ride on a vintage streetcar.

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Two days to explore Brantford and Brant County

Flights, paddles and hops – Discover Brant’s other paddle.

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Day trips that bring the past to life

Plan a heritage inspired day trip that kids and adults alike will love.

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Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Jim Fox, who blogs at One Tank Trips, shares his travels to the Bell Homestead National Historic Site in Brantford.

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May 2 - 3

Doors Open: Battlefield

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Stoney Creek, ON

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM This is a free event (includes museum admission)

April 24 - October 26

Grand River – Rafting Adventure

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

A Great Canadian Adventure!

May 1 - October 15

Voyage of the Iroquois, Group Package

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

12-person Group Experience

May 13

Curator Site Tours of Griffin House & Fieldcote Memorial Park

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Rd. Ancaster

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM $35 per person. Pre-registration is required

May 2 - 3

Doors Open: Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1L3, Canada

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; For All Ages; This is a free event. No museum...

May 2 - 3

Doors Open: Fieldcote

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, ON

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM This is a free event. No museum admission fees.

November 17 - January 4

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day &...

June 13

Heritage Bus Tours: Ancaster Heritage Days

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

31 Sulphur Springs Rd, Ancaster, ON

This is a FREE event for All Ages. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

April 7 - December 31

The Power of Design: The Architecture of Hydro-Electric Buildings in Hamilton

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM; Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays. This...

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