The official war of 1812 bicentennial website - Celebrating 200 years of peace
Historic Sites & Museums

Battlefield House - Hamilton, OntarioBattlefield House Museum and Park

During the War of 1812, the British victory at the Battle of Stoney Creek was crucial in preventing the Americans from seizing Upper Canada.  Due to the element of surprise and the bravery of the British soldiers, the Americans were forced to retreat, never to advance this far into the Niagara peninsula again.  Battlefield House Museum and Park National Historic Site preserves the Gage's 200-year-old Georgian style house, the Stoney Creek battleground of June 6th 1813, the Battlefield Cemetery at Smith's Knoll and a spectacular 100-foot Monument built in 1913 to commemorate the battle.

77 King Street West, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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Events

201st Anniversary of the Battle of Stoney Creek
Start Date: 2014-06-06 End Date: 2014-06-08
Location: Battlefield House Museum & Park, Stoney Creek, ON
Price: $10.00 Adults; $5.00 Students; Children five and under are free
Since 1981 Battlefield House Museum and Park has commemorated the Battle of Stoney Creek. Reenactors participating from across Canada and the United States will relive this important battle of June 6th, 1813 right before your eyes. Witness the pageantry and excitement of live artillery, regimental charges, and the sounds of fife and drum! Wander through the original 200 year old Gage homestead and the 1913 Battlefield Monument. Experience games, cooking demonstrations, dancing, blacksmithing, historic music, and shop among unique 19th century merchants. Bring the whole family for the battle reenactment and fireworks on Saturday night! www.battlefieldhouse.ca; www2.hamilton.ca/CultureandRecreation/Arts_Culture_And_Museums/HamiltonCivicMuseums/Events/Battlefield.asp?site=BATTLEFIELD

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