While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Hermitage Gatehouse Museumin-person Doors Open Hamilton

  • In-person
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
Hermitage Gatehouse Museum

In 1853, the son of a Scottish baronet purchased this property and created one of the largest estates in Ancaster – with a stone mansion, outbuildings and this gatehouse, known as The Lodge, which housed his gardener and family. Only ruins remain of the manor house, destroyed by fire in 1934. The gatehouse has been retained and developed as a museum.

Contact info

621 Sulphur Springs Road (at the corner of Mineral Springs Road)
Ancaster, Ontario



Year built: c. 1855
Building type:Museum
Architectural style:Ontario cottage

Dates/hours open

May 02, 10:00am - May 03, 04:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.