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Sightseeing and landmarks in Hamilton

Art museums

Art Museum
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

History Museum
“Take the tour inside and see early 'luxury living' as well as the servants kitchen and where soldiers camped in battle - surprisingly entertaining! Don't want to go inside? The grounds are great for strolling through as well as lovely views - especially if you keep walking out to the bridge and even further along you'll find the Royal Botanical Gardens”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830's on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.”
  • 18 locals recommend
History Museum
“This historical lakefront estate-turned-museum offers tours, exhibitions & local history programs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum

Scenic lookouts

Trail
“Hamilton is actually known as the Waterfall Capital of the WORLD!!! ....really!!! Look it up. We are truly a hidden gem of a city : )”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“This is a beautiful well maintained open park by Lake Ontario. It has a pier, a children’s park, and if you come on a weekend in the summer home to many festivals including the Sound of Music festival and Canada’s largest Ribfest. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This trail offers two waterfalls, Tews Falls, and Webster's Falls, and a beautiful peak that looks out to Hamilton. The walk to Dundas peak is really beautiful through the forest.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Waterfall
“This stunning waterfall makes an easy drop in for those not interested in an extended hike, only a 2-3 minute walk from the nearest parking lot. However, if you wish, continue along this beautiful hiking trail and you will reach the gorgeous sights of Dundas Peak in less than 2 km! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“We have plenty of great museums in our city. There is a Natural History museum I recommend checking out, while I also suggest checking out our City Museum to learn about our cities history.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Due to several unfortunate turns of events this attraction was over budget and late in completion but all that is forgotten now and is now a loved symbol of Burlington and popular spot to visit”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
Scenic Lookout

Historic sites

Historic Site
“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 members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents. Whitehern 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 World War II. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“With over 30 carefully restored heritage buildings, costumed interpreters and fun events throughout the summer, this is an amazing place to visit to give kids a great sense of what life was like for pioneers. The guides donning historically accurate garb and authentic demonstrations will have you stepping back in time. Featured Partner”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Chiefswood National Historic Site is the birthplace of one of our first internationally-recognized Canadian celebrities, 19th century writer and performer E. Pauline Johnson.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Art and museum tours

Libraries

Library
“it's in the center of Hamilton and its near shopping ,restaurants and more to explore ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“Every time I go there I'm in awe, it's a beautiful building and everything is so modern... and tons of books, dvds and cds to borrow!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Soccer Field
“I love books and visiting the Burlington Public Library always gives me a good feeling. The large windows give the building a spacious and bright feeling that is most appreciated on a dark, cold and gloomy day”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“The best library to visit with children. Large play area but not much reading space for adults. Students and adult groups may wish to pass this one up for the larger one downtown. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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