Whitehern Historic House and Garden
Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada during a guided tour with a costumed interpreter. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959, the three surviving…
I love bringing a picnic to these walled gardens in summer - sometimes there is a quartet performing, the gardens are free. OR take the guided tour inside the main house.
Original home of Thomas B. McQueston and his family, who was very influential in the development of Hamilton and surrounding area.
“This art gallery is a gem and is a great way to spend part of a day looking at its extensive collection and rotating exhibits.”
“Canada’s proud history of wartime naval service is vividly on display aboard legendary HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served in the Second World War, the Korean Conflict and the Cold War. Distinguishing herself in several historic battles, the Royal Canadian Navy’s most famous ship now proudly rests in Hamilton. Explore its historic decks and imagine yourself as a crew member of the destroyer dubbed ‘Canada’s most fightingest ship’. ”
“Sports bar and family friendly foods! Speaking of food: fantastic! A must to hang out at.”
“One of our favourite low-key restaurants. Order for take-out or dine in. Yummy soups, burgers, fries, and a surprisingly tasty ceasar kale salad! ”
“Experience a guided tour of this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage family. The Gages worked the land with their ten children and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek. During the War of 1812, the family retreated to their cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. The 100-foot-high Battlefield Monument stands as a symbol of peace and commemorates those soldiers who died on June 6, 1813. Nestled under the scenic Niagara Escarpment, this historic site encompasses 32 acres of parkland divided by Battlefield Creek. ”