The Battle Ground Hotel is located at 6151 Lundy's Lane in the heart of Historic Drummondville, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The Battle Ground Hotel Museum sits on a part of the remaining untouched lands of the Lundy's Lane Battlefield. Visitors to the site are offered a guided tour of the period rooms where they will experience tavern life in 1850. Costumed staff are on hand to give visitors a glimpse into early tourism in Niagara and the fascination with battle fields from the War of 1812.
Located directly across Lundy's Lane from the Battle Ground Hotel is the Drummond Hill Cemetery, location of some of the fiercest fighting of the War of 1812. A monument is located on-site to commemorate the Battle of Lundy's Lane. This is also the location of Laura Secord's final resting place.
The Battle Ground Hotel is open daily from May 1st to October 31st. During the winter months, the site is open by appointment by calling the Lundy's Lane Historical Museum at (905)358-5082.
Open Friday to Sunday
Victoria Day to August 30
11pm - 5pm
Closed during Winter
For more information about the Battle Ground Hotel Museum please call (905)357-9866
The Battle Ground Hotel has been restored for the purpose of collecting, preserving, researching, exhibiting and interpreting, in-situ, artefacts relating to the early years of the tourism industry in Niagara Falls, and the legacy of the Battle of Lundy's Lane. The Museum also focuses its programme on early tavern keeping in the Province of Ontario and the life and times of Adam Fralick and his descendants. The Museum also honours the memory of Ruth Redmond and her vision for preserving the Lundy's Lane Battlefield The Battle Ground Hotel is the only surviving example, in Ontario, of a 19th century Tavern which existed as a product of the commemoration of the War of 1812 and as an element of early Ontario tourism, as opposed to other examples of taverns which simply served a domestic role in the community as providers of refreshments and accommodations fro travelers. The Battle Ground Hotel could be said to be a manifestation or statement of Canadian identity because it thrived on the growing 19th century awareness that Ontario and Canada, although inhabited by similar people with parallel cultural and ethnic backgrounds, distinctly differed from the United States as defined by the War of 1812.(Fralick's Tavern Restoration Documents, 2001)