Griffin House - Events

733 Mineral Springs Rd. (map)
Ancaster, Ontario

Phone: 905-648-8144
Fax: 905-546-2338

Hours of Operation

July through September
Sundays only: 1 - 4 pm
Family Day Hike
Doors Open weekend

Admission Rates

Donations gratefully accepted


Events, Workshops and Exhibitions

Admission rates and scheduled events are subject to change. Please call to confirm.

Family Day

Griffin House

Families can explore black history together as they stroll the paths of the Dundas Valley and visit Griffin House National Historical Site. Warm up with some apple cider and conversation. Griffin House is a 19th century home that stands as a testament to the strength and bravery of black Canadians who journeyed to Southern Ontario. Parking and access by the Hermitage Parking Lot, 1.5 miles west of Ancaster on Sulphur Springs Road (near the intersection of Sulphur Springs and Mineral Springs Road).
Date: Monday, February 16, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free tour of Griffin House. Donations gladly accepted. Parking fees will apply at Hermitage Parking Lot.

Doors Open

Griffin House

Celebrate Hamilton's rich history and explore its architectural gems and undiscovered treasures. The Griffin House is recognized as an important Canadian Black History site. It is included among several sites in the Central Ontario Network for Black History and stands as a testament to the bravery and determination of black men and women who journeyed to freedom in Southern Ontario. The museum is also an excellent example of Ancaster's early history, preserved in a simple 1.5-storey house just west of the Hermitage Ruins. Parking at nearby Hermitage Gatehouse parking lot.
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free. Donations gladly accepted.

Emancipation Day

Griffin House

Join us on Emancipation Day for a free guided tour of Griffin House, located at 733 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster. Light refreshments will be served. Parking at nearby Hermitage Gatehouse parking lot.
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Small fee for refreshments. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.