This is a list of National Historic Sites (French : Lieux historiques nationaux du Canada) in Hamilton , Ontario. There are 15 National Historic Sites designated in Hamilton,  of which one (HMCS Haida) is administered by Parks Canada (identified below by the beaver icon ).  Burlington Heights was designated in 1929 and was the first site designated within what are now the boundaries of Hamilton.
Numerous National Historic Events also occurred in Hamilton, and are identified at places associated with them, using the same style of federal plaque which marks National Historic Sites. Several National Historic Persons are commemorated throughout the city in the same way. The markers do not indicate which designation—a Site, Event, or Person—a subject has been given.
National Historic Sites located elsewhere in Ontario are listed at National Historic Sites in Ontario.
This list uses names designated by the national Historic Sites and Monuments Board, which may differ from other names for these sites.
|Battle of Stoney Creek ||1813 (battle)||1960|| Stoney Creek |
43°13′02″N79°45′58″W / 43.217271°N 79.766244°W
|The site of a British victory that marked a turning point in the War of 1812, representing the most advanced position achieved by American forces in the Niagara campaign|
|Burlington Heights  ||1813-14 (wartime activities)||1929|| Hamilton |
43°16′14″N79°53′10″W / 43.27056°N 79.88611°W
|An assembly point and supply depot for the defence of the Niagara Peninsula and support of the navy on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812|
|Dundurn Castle  ||1835 (completed)||1984|| Hamilton |
43°16′10″N79°53′05″W / 43.269481°N 79.884649°W
|Picturesque-style villa of magnate Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet|
|Erland Lee (Museum) Home  ||1808 (completed)||2002|| Hamilton |
43°12′24″N79°43′18″W / 43.20667°N 79.72167°W
|A Carpenter Gothic farmhouse recognized as the birthplace of an important national and international women's movement, where the constitution of the first Women's Institute was drafted|
|Former Hamilton Customs House  ||1860 (completed)||1990|| Hamilton |
43°15′58.91″N79°52′1.97″W / 43.2663639°N 79.8672139°W
|A former customs house now serving as the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre; a noted example of Italianate architecture, which was popular in Canada from the 1840s to the 1870s; based on designs by Frederick Preston Rubidge 1858|
|Former Hamilton Railway Station (Canadian National)  ||1931 (completed)||2000|| Hamilton |
43°15′58.91″N79°52′1.97″W / 43.2663639°N 79.8672139°W
|Built by Canadian National Railway, the railway station is a rare surviving example of an interwar station built according to the tenets of the City Beautiful movement; it served as an important immigration gateway after the Second World War|
|Griffin House  ||1827 (completed)||2008|| Hamilton |
43°14′9.42″N80°0′11.26″W / 43.2359500°N 80.0031278°W
|A rare surviving example of a four-room house typical in Upper Canada in the early 19th century; was owned by Enerals Griffin, a Black immigrant from Virginia who settled here in 1834, and the house is associated with Black settlement in British North America and the Underground Railroad|
|Hamilton Waterworks  ||1859 (completed)||1977|| Hamilton |
43°15′22.45″N79°46′14.51″W / 43.2562361°N 79.7706972°W
|Built to deliver large quantities of clean water for safe drinking and fire control to rapidly expanding Hamilton, the waterworks is a rare surviving example of a Victorian industrial complex that is largely architecturally and functionally intact|
|HMCS Haida  ||1942 (constructed)||1984|| Hamilton |
43°16′31″N79°51′19″W / 43.27531°N 79.85538°W
|Last of the World War II Tribal-class destroyers; moored and open to the public as a museum ship at Hamilton Harbour|
|John Weir Foote Armoury  ||1888 (completed)||1989|| Hamilton |
43°15′42.76″N79°51′58.42″W / 43.2618778°N 79.8662278°W
|Named after John Weir Foote, the north section of the building is representative of the second evolutionary stage in drill hall construction in Canada (in the 1870s to 1890s)|
|McQuesten House / Whitehern  ||1848 (completed)||1962|| Hamilton |
43°15′17″N79°52′20″W / 43.2546°N 79.8721°W
|The two-storey neoclassical home of Thomas McQuesten, now serving as a museum; a superior and intact example of mid-19th-century residential architecture in Ontario|
|Royal Botanical Gardens   ||1920s (established)||1993|| Hamilton |
43°17′27.54″N79°52′30.71″W / 43.2909833°N 79.8751972°W
|Comprising 1,100 hectares (2,700 acres) clustered around Burlington Bay, it is one of Canada's most important botanical gardens, and is the international registration authority for cultivar names of lilacs; named Canada's "National Focal Point" for plant conservation targets under the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity|
|Sandyford Place  ||1856 (completed)||1975|| Hamilton |
43°15′6.98″N79°52′23.72″W / 43.2519389°N 79.8732556°W
|A row of stone terrace houses, typical of the construction style in Hamilton at a time when Scottish settlers sought to recreate the stone terraces of Scottish towns; a good example of the housing erected for merchants in the mid-19th century|
|St. Paul's Presbyterian Church / Former St. Andrew's Church  ||1857 (completed)||1990|| Hamilton |
43°15′17″N79°52′13″W / 43.254761°N 79.870282°W
|An excellent representative example of the Gothic Revival style in a small, urban parish church|
|Victoria Hall  ||1888 (completed)||1995|| Hamilton |
43°15′20″N79°52′02″W / 43.255691°N 79.867267°W
|A three-and-a-half-storey, commercial building with a hand-made, galvanized sheet-metal façade on the front of its upper storeys; a very rare example of an in-situ, hand-made, sheet-metal façade in Canada, and one of the most architecturally accomplished of the surviving sheet metal façades in the country|
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a town in Ontario, Canada. It is located on the Niagara Peninsula at the point where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, across the river from New York, United States. Niagara-on-the-Lake is in the Niagara Region of Ontario and is the only town in Canada that has a lord mayor. It has a population of 17,511 (2016).
The Queenston Heights is a geographical feature of the Niagara Escarpment immediately above the village of Queenston, Ontario, Canada. Its geography is a promontory formed where the escarpment is divided by the Niagara River. The promontory forms a cliff face of approximately 100 m.
HMCS Haida is a Tribal-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from 1943 to 1963, participating in World War II and the Korean War. She was named for the Haida people.
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is headquartered in Burlington owning extensive environmental protection areas, historic sites and culturally relevant gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the major tourist attractions between Niagara Falls and Toronto, as well as a significant local and regional horticultural, education, conservation, and scientific resource. The mandate is derived by a Provincial Act of 1941 centred on human interaction with the natural world and protection of environmentally significant lands that form the western tip of Lake Ontario. Royal Botanical Gardens spans an area of about 10 km by 4 km, dominated by two coastal wetlands, and glacial-carved landscapes that extend from the lake up to the Niagara Escarpment plateau. The various gardens and natural areas are accessed through nine public entrance locations. It is one of several Prescribed Public Bodies listed under the Ontario Heritage Act.
Thomas Baker McQuesten was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1934 to 1943 who represented the riding of Hamilton—Wentworth. He served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Mitchell Hepburn and Gordon Conant.
MacNab Street is a Lower City collector road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It starts in the Durand neighbourhood on Markland Street, as a one-way street going north to Bold Street, where it becomes two-way for one block until Hurst Place where it's cut off by a wall for the Hunter Street railway bridge. Pedestrians may cross Hunter Street at an underpass. MacNab Street starts again north of the Railway line on Hunter Street as a two-way street but is cut off again at King Street where the Lloyd D. Jackson Square mall and Stelco Tower are situated. MacNab Street continues north of this Mall on York Boulevard, in front of the Hamilton Public Library & the entrance to the Hamilton Farmer's Market, again as a two-way street right through the city's North End to Burlington Street. It continues as a one-way street to the waterfront where it ends at Guise Street West, the site of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and Pier 5.
Whitehern Historic House and Garden in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, built shortly before 1850, is a Late Classical house that is now a historic house museum.
York Boulevard is a Lower City arterial road in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Formerly known as Highway 2 and Highway 6, it starts in Burlington, Ontario at Plains Road West as a two-way arterial road that wraps around and over Hamilton Harbour, enters the city of Hamilton in the west end at Dundurn Park, and ends at James Street North. It has a one-way section from Queen Street to Bay Street North, and continues east of James Street North as Wilson Street.)
Burlington Heights refers to a promontory or area of flat land sitting elevated above the west end of Hamilton Harbour in the city of Hamilton, Ontario which continues as a peninsula to the north toward the city of Burlington, Ontario. It separates Cootes Paradise Marsh on the west from the harbor on the east. Geologically the Burlington Heights is a sand and gravel bar formed across the eastern end of the Dundas Valley by Glacial Lake Iroquois. It is the northern continuation of the longer Iroquois Bar which extends south into Hamilton.
Heritage buildings in Edmonton, as elsewhere in Canada, may be designated by any of the three levels of government: the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, or the City of Edmonton.
Mary Baker McQuesten was a Victorian-era Canadian letter writer and activist. She was the mother of politician Thomas McQuesten.