Top Historical Places in Hamilton

Are you looking to explore the history of Hamilton through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Hamilton including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Hamilton. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Hamilton ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Hamilton, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Hamilton for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Hamilton with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

    War Memorial, Specialty Museum

    Where else will you be able to touch and feel 36 military jets, propeller driven aircraft and helicopters- all under one roof? The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is like a candy store for aviation enthusiasts. Home to many world war and cold war airplanes that have served in these legendary battles, these machines are immaculately maintained and many are in flying condition. There are fighte...Read more
  2. Dundurn Castle

    Castle, Historical Site

    Built by Sir Allan Napier McNab, the Dundurn castle is a 72 room neoclassical mansion that has played host to the likes of Sir John A Macdonald and King Edward VII. Built lavishly on sprawling grounds, this house was made with all the latest technologies of the early 19th Century and cost about $175,000 to build. Still retaining the old world charm, the grand wooden staircase and the opulently ...Read more
  3. Hmcs Haida National Historic Site

    Historical Site, War Memorial, Exhibition

    HMCS Haida ,originally built in England, was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943, has served in many battles during the World War. Decommissioned in1963 after having served loyally in a number of ground breaking wars, the HMCS Haida now stands proudly on the shores of Hamilton. The ship was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984 by the federal government, and own...Read more
  4. Westfield Heritage Village

    4.6 (164 Votes)
    Westfield Heritage Village

    Art And Culture, Outdoors, Trail, Village

    Home to beautifully preserved historic buildings and reminiscent of times bygone, the Westfield Heritage Village is a magnificently restored heritage center. The motive of the village is to educate the public about early Canadian culture. Visitors can experience live history demonstrations and take part in guided tours of the 130-hectare site which is bordered by beautiful woodlands, meadows an...Read more
  5. First Ontario Center

    4.3 (171 Votes)
    First Ontario Center

    Arena, Entertainment, Stage Show, Concert

    FirstOntario Centre (originally Copps Coliseum) is a sports and entertainment arena, with a capacity of up to 19,000. Host to nail biting ice hockey championships and a variety of concerts, this center is where all the entertainment and sporting action takes place in Hamilton. Catch one of the exhilarating shows at this arena on your trip to Hamilton.
  6. Cathedral Of Christ The King

    Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Built in 1933, the Cathedral of Christ King is quite popular amongst the locals. It is decorated with stain glass windows that give the whole place a spiritual incandescence. The marble altar and the organ are two noteworthy features of the interior. The architecture is in the Gothic style with limestone pillars. The cathedral is home to 82 stained glass windows by F. Meyer of Munich, including...Read more
  7. Whitehern

    4.6 (63 Votes)

    Museum, Historical Site

    Telling the fascinating stories of the McQuesten family, the Whitehern House is a magnificently preserved home that represents many styles of that period; Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian. The house has been preserved in immaculate condition; everything from the china to the art pieces to the tapestry too dates back to the 19th century. Whitehern runs as a civic museum and is designated as a N...Read more
  8. Battlefield House Museum

    4.6 (89 Votes)
    Battlefield House Museum

    Museum, Village, Historical Site, Monument

    Visit this early 19th century home that once belonged to the Gage family. A family of ten children, The Gage family became a strong voice in the village 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, 18...Read more
  9. Bruce Trail

    Outdoors, Forest, Trail, Cavern

    The Bruce Trail is a 800 kilometers hiking trail that crosses lush green forests, streams, waterfalls and many natural habitats. The trail follows the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, one of the thirteen UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves in Canada. The land the trail traverses is owned by the Government of Ontario, local municipalities, local conservation authorities, private landowners and the Br...Read more