Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

Erland Lee (Museum) Home Doors Open Hamilton

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

Explore the birthplace of the Women’s Institutes (WI), founded in 1897 for the education and empowerment of women – and home to six generations of the Lee family, spanning nearly two centuries. See where the WI constitution and bylaws were penned. View displays and a virtual tour in the carriage house. Enjoy the panoramic view from the edge of the escarpment.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-2691


Year built: 1808; 1860 (addition); 1873 renovations and carriage house addition
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday craft workshop: 10 a.m. to Noon (pre-registration required)

Erland Lee (Museum) Home 552 Ridge Road