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The Hamilton Military Museum

Military Museum with cannons on guard
Engaging at The Hamilton Military Museum
Touring the Hamilton Military Museum
Engaging with military heritage at The Hamilton Military Museum
Military Museum exterior in Winter
Military Museum with cannons on guardEngaging at The Hamilton Military MuseumTouring the Hamilton Military MuseumEngaging with military heritage at The Hamilton Military MuseumMilitary Museum exterior in Winter

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.

Featured exhibits include:

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.

Hamilton & Scourge shipwrecks are the only complete 1812 warships in the world. The well-preserved ships sit upright and intact 90 metres below the waves of Lake Ontario, off the coast of Port Dalhousie. Digital video, images and exhibit panels allow visitors to get up close and personal with a time capsule of early 19th century naval life on the Great Lakes.

Visit Hamilton’s other great museums:

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Griffin House National Historic Site

Hamilton Children’s Museum

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology National Historic Site

Whitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site


Contact Information
610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8R 3H1
Phone: 905-521-3168
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