The Historic Griffin House in nearby Ancaster (Hamilton), Ontario has limited times when it is open to the public – only during the afternoons of holiday Mondays. With Victoria Day upon us, the home will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm on Monday, May 24th, 2010.
The house is at 733 Mineral Springs Road and was the home of Enerals Griffin from 1834 and he is believed to have come to Canada as an escaped slave by way of the “underground railroad.”
Owned and operated now by the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority, it was declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008.
Admission fees do apply. Adults $3, Students & Seniors $2.50, Children ages 5 – 12 $2.00 and a Family rate of $8.00.