skip to Main Content

Attraction Listings Search

Planning a trip or vacation and looking for Ontario’s best Attractions? Use our Attraction Listings Search – you can search by category, by name and by location.

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Exterior of Whitehern with garden in bloom
Costumed interpreters posing as maids at Whitehern
Wednesdays at Whitehern

Prominently situated in a walled garden, Whitehern is an outstanding example of a mid-nineteenth-century urban estate originally owned by a wealthy industrialist. The house today has a multi-layered character that reflects the alterations made by three generations of the McQuestens. It contains elements from many time periods– Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian–all overlaid with original possessions dating up to 1939 when the Honorable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of W.W. II when the niceties of a bygone era were about to disappear forever.


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 Military Museum

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology National Historic Site


Contact Information
41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8P 1L3
Phone: 9055462018
Back To Top