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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March 14 - 21

March Break Activities: Be a Theme Park Engineer!

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM; This is a free event. Regular admission rates apply to...

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...

March 14 - 22

March Break at Whitehern: Anthropomorphia

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

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

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM; For all ages. Museum is closed on Mondays. Cost: Adults:...

March 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...

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)

May 1 - October 15

Mohawk Run

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

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

Nature Galore!

March 14 - 21

Beat the Clock at Fieldcote

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Rd. Ancaster

This activity is for All Ages Runs 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on March 14...

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!

April 4

Night at the Museum Family Flashlight Tour

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM; For 3 years and older. Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors/Youth/Children: $10,...

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