Doors Open Ontario

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John Weir Foote Armoury Doors Open Hamilton

John Weir Foote Armoury

The John Weir Foote Armoury has been home to multiple reserve units since 1888. It provides an area for soldiers to hone their skills, but also has multiple museums. The building has the largest indoor balcony and second-largest indoor parade square in North America. Visitors can see a display of equipment, see demonstrations, explore the museum and talk to soldiers.

Tell us your story about this site

  • French services available
  • Full wheelchair access
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms

Contact info

200 James Street North (at Mulberry Street)
Hamilton, Ontario


Year built: 1888, 1905
Architect: Henry James (1888), Stewart & Whitton (1905)
Architectural style: Italianate, Romanesque revival, Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Weir Foote Armoury 200 James Street North (at Mulberry Street)