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Whitehern Historic House and Garden

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Address: 41 Jackson Street West | Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 905-546-2018

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Back To Yesteryear

Step through the front door and you are immediately transported back to the 1800's. Beautifully restored and rich with history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Step through the front door and you are immediately transported back to the 1800's. Beautifully restored and rich with history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this house and having no idea about Canadian/ Hamilton history, we were fascinated with this near perfect snapshot of a slice of history. Our guide was well informed and friendly and made the house come alive. If you like a walk through history and some tales of locals it's well worth a visit .

Thank M-B W
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Really lovely house that looks especially beautiful in Christmas. It's a different experience than Dundurn castle; more intimate in size and feeling and very interesting how it was in the hands of the same family for over a hundred years. I first visited Whitehern on a school trip who's guides made our tour a wonderful experience that I've remembered for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had a tour with friends from out of town. It was a very enjoyable and educational experience. Our tour guide was excellent and the tour lasted much longer than expected. The history of the house and family was fascinating. It was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A very good tour guide and interesting family history of the economic development of Hamilton and the families issues like any other family

Thank c g
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The house is perfectly preserved in the style of the 1930s. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the family that lived in the house. The gardens were beautiful and peaceful. It is a great escape from city life.

Thank Dave D
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great staff and tour guides with interesting stories about this haunted house. Amazing grounds to walk as well.

Thank Mike M
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I just had my tea party themed bridal shower at Whitehern in the Stable but it was honestly so perfect! They supply all the tea cups and saucers, tables, chairs, linens and all the dishes! They were so kind and helpful during the whole planning process! I would highly recommend Whitehern. Such a unique space, I want to go back... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Was trying to visit another attraction that was disappointingly closed when tripadvisor suggested this nearby place. We we very happy that we found it! We had a very nice, long and engaged tour of the house by an enthusiastic guide. I have toured quite a few estate houses or England it it was very nice to contrast what was occurring... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I finally visited Whitehern after years thinking I must see it and it was a wonderful experience. It was like stepping into the past of the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th. I was lucky that I was the only one there at the time and had a one on one with the very knowledgeable and... More 

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