Five Historical Landmarks and Buildings in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1. The Royal Botanical Garden (RBG)
The Royal Botanica Garden in Ontario, Canada boasts the largest botanical garden status in Canada and is among the largest in the world. RBG is a national historic site. The botanical garden also serves as a registered charitable organization that mandates itself with the task of bringing together people, plants and nature. The garden has about 40,000 plants displayed in garden exhibition areas. The areas include Laking Garden, the Rock Garden, the Arboretum, RBG center, andHendrie Park.
The Royal Botanical Garden is located on 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada.
2. Dundurn Castle
Dundurn Castle is an 1800-square foot historic mansion in Hamilton, Ontario. Here visitors experience a guided tour of the 40-room mansion built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights. The British established the Burlington Heights as a fort during the War of 1812. The building tells the story of a Prominent politician businessman who built the house between 1834 and 1835. MacNab, a veteran of the war of 1812 build the castle (his home) over an existing military camp on the site.
The city of Hamilton bought Dundurn Castle in 1900 after most members of the family moved to England or passed. The city renovated the Castle into a tourist attraction.
The property still hosts the Hamilton Military Museum. The Dundurn Castle is located on 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7.
3. Erland Lee Home
The Erland Lee Museum is located in Stoney Creek, Ontario. It is a famous National Historic Site of Canada because it is the home of the first Women’s Institute. The Women’s Institute is an International organization started in 1897 to champion for the education of rural women. The Lee family occupied the home from 1808 – 1970.
The Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario bought the Erland Lee Home in 1972. The aim was to preserve it as the birthplace of the Women’s Institute. The house features Gothic Architecture and exhibits household furniture and artifacts from the original Lee family.
Erland Lee Home is located on 552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J 2Y6.
4. Griffin House
The Griffith house is an important historical site concerning black history. The Griffith house is among the six sites that encompass the Central Ontario Network for Black History. The House stands to show recognition to the bravery and determination of the black people who settled in Upper Canada. The English men built the house circa 1827.
Enerals Griffith bought the house in 1834 along with the surrounding 50 acres. Griffith was an African-American who journeyed (probably through underground rails) to Canada to Escape slavery and find a betterlife.
The Griffith house is located along 64 Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario L9G.
The Whitehern Historic House house and Garden were built shortly before 1850. Now a historic house museum the Whithern stands as an example of an intacthistoric house. It was at one time home to three generations ofMcQuesten family from 1852 to 1968.
The Whitehern house tells the story of a civic leader, McQuesten who played a crucial role in the establishment of the Royal Botanical Gardens. McQuesten also encouraged the relocation of McMaster University to West Hamilton from Downtown Toronto in 1930.
Whitehern is located at 41 Jackson St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1L3
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