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Erland Lee (Museum) Home Doors Open Hamilton

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

The Erland Lee Museum is a beautiful Gothic revival home perched atop the Niagara Escarpment. The home was constructed in phases between 1808 and 1873 and was home to six generations of the Lee family. Erland Lee and his wife Janet are historically significant as co-founders of the first Women’s Institute in the world in 1897.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms

Contact info

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


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

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3, 2020
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Erland Lee (Museum) Home 552 Ridge Road