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Tesla Electric City Festival


History & heritage Kids LGBTQIA2S Museum Science & technology Tour
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Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

800 Woodward Avenue

Hamilton, ON



Offered in English.


Hamilton became known as “The Electric City” after becoming the first Canadian city to receive AC electricity, one of Nikola Tesla’s many inventions. Celebrate the incredible technological achievements of Nikola Tesla at the Tesla Electric City Festival. Engage with commercial exhibitors, tech enthusiasts, hobbyists, science clubs, artists and students and experience demonstrations and performances. Catch a ride on the popular miniature steam trains presented by the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers. See the oldest Canadian-made steam engines and learn about the importance of clean water to growing communities during a self-guided tour of the Museum.


Hamilton Civic Museums

Nine civic museums: five historic houses (Dundurn Castle - NHS, Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Battlefield House Museum & Park - NHS, Whitehern Historic House & Garden - NHS, Griffin House - NHS); three gallery-style museums (The Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - NHS, Hamilton Children’s Museum) and an underwater archaeology site (Hamilton & Scourge National Historic Site).

The primary visitor experience of the Hamilton Civic Museums is through in-person guided tours. Collectively, Hamilton Civic Museums present more than 100 annual events, workshops and interactive programs.