Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

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Hours:
  • Year Round: Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day (July 1), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Fees:
  • Adults: $6.50, Seniors/Youth: $5.50, Children: $4.50, Infants: Free, Family: $16.50
  • Partially Accessible
  • Large Print
  • Assistive Listening Systems
  • Guided Tours
  • Heritage Garden
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. 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 members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents. It contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – dating up to 1939 when the Honourable 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.

Website: http://www.hamilton.ca/museums

Type: Community Museum | Historic Building