Black History Month Hike to Griffin House, Feb 21st


Families are invited to participate on a “black history hike” to Griffin House on Monday, February 21st.

Wear boots and mittens as you follow the trail from the Hermitage parking lot to Griffin House, where hot cider and history will be served from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call Fieldcote Museum, Ancaster, at 905-648-8144.

Griffin House stands as a testament to the bravery and determination of black men and women who journeyed to freedom in Southern Ontario by the Underground Railroad. Griffin House offers tours and black-history-related programs as part of the Black Heritage Network.

This unique historic site is situated atop a hill overlooking the Dundas Valley and is managed as a joint project. The house and property are owned and operated by the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority. Public visitation and interpretation is offered by Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum.

Public visitation is available holiday Mondays from May to October.

733 Mineral Springs Rd.
Ancaster, Ontario L9H 1A1

Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 7220

Hours of Operation:
1 – 4 pm for the Family Day Hike

Also open:
Sunday, May 8, 2011 (Doors Open Hamilton)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission Rates:

Adult (18-59) $2.00
Senior (60+) $2.00
Student (13-17) $2.00
Child (6-12) $2.00
Infant (5 and under) Free