The Hamilton Military Museum - Historic Places Days

The Hamilton Military Museum

Hamilton, Ontario
Type
Military
Address
610 York Blvd, Hamilton ON L8R 3H1
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Hours
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Phone
905-546-2872

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Burlington Heights, where Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum now stand, was occupied by the British military from 1813 -1815.  Built as a gate house by Sir Allan MacNab in the late 1830s atop a battery from the War of 1812, This building known as Battery Lodge, now houses The Hamilton Military Museum.

Exhibits

Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape

Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape tells the diverse and personal stories of the people who lived on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812 by connecting artifacts, historic personalities and the perceptions of some modern-day descendants. These connections create blood ties to this gentle landscape. Included in this exhibit is an interactive discovery gallery with hands on costumes and encampment for children.

Hamilton and Scourge – Sunken Sunset

These unique shipwrecks are the only complete 1812 warships in the world. The ships sit upright and intact 90 metres below the waves of Lake Ontario, 10.5 km off Port Dalhousie. Digital video and sonar imagery allows visitors to get up close and personal with a time capsule of early 19th century naval life on the Great Lakes.

Through Their Eyes

From the dining room in Hamilton to the dugout in Europe, the harsh reality of the First World War impacted the lives of almost every Hamiltonian. Follow the experience of war Through Their Eyes by exploring the Hamilton Military Museum’s treasured collection of letters, photos and personal mementos once owned by Hamiltonians.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms

Location

610 York Blvd, Hamilton ON L8R 3H1
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