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.

John Weir Foote Armouryin-person Doors Open Hamilton Region

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

Contact info

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


Year built: 1888, 1905
Building type:Historical landmarkMilitaryMuseum
Architect: Henry James (1888), Stewart & Whitton (1905)
Architectural style:ItalianateRomanesque revivalVictorian

Dates/hours open

May 04, 10:00am - May 05, 04:00pm

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