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Entrance to Hamilton Cemetery
Hamilton Cemetery Entrance
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Historical Perceptions


May 5 & 6 (Jane’s Walk) (Hamilton 1st Tour)
May 12 (Women’s Tour)
May 19 (War of 1812 Tour)
May 26 (Civil War Tour)

June 2 (Masonic Tour)
June 9 (Art Crawl Tour)
Also on June 9 (Ancaster Cemetery Tour)   at 3PM
June 16 (Disasters Tour)
June 23 (Hamilton 1st Tour)
June 30 (War of 1812 Tour)

July 7 (Masonic Tour)
July 14 (Art Crawl Tour)
July 21 (Women’s Tour)
July 28 (Civil War Tour)

August 4 (War of 1812 Tour)
August 11 (Art Crawl Tour)
August 18 (Firefighters Tour)
August 25 (Power of the City Tour)

September 1 (Women’s Tour)
September 8 (Disasters Tour)
September 15 (Art Crawl Tour)
September 22 (Firefighters Tour)
September 29 (Past Mayors Tour)

October 6 (Masonic Tour)
October 13 (Art Crawl Tour)
October 20 (War of 1812 Tour)
October 27 (Civil War Tour)

Nov. 3 (Remembrance Event + Vet Tour)
Nov. 10 (Veterans Tours)

Location: 777 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ont.
Time 11 AM (Saturdays, unless noted)
Where: Gatehouse (across from Dundurn Park) Duration: 2 hours approximately
(bring necessary food, drink, & clothing needs)
Join us for a lively, informative tour of selected grave sites in historic Hamilton Cemetery.
No reservations necessary.    Rain or Shine.    Schedule subject to change.

Hosted by: ROBIN McKEE
Historical Perceptions         Tel: 905-544-9559
Sponsored by: City of Hamilton, Public Works

Robin McKee has been featured in a front page story in the Hamilton Spectator. Here is the man behind Historical Perceptions and The Stories in the Stones. The article outlines Robin's extensive work and research as a Hamilton historian. We invite you to view the web version of this article at Robin in the Spec.

Robin McKee is a frequent presenter on topics of historical and heritage interest related to the Hamilton community. Groups or organizations that include such concerns in their meetings might like to contact Robin about the possibility of his making a presentation to them. Attached is a list of 30 topics on which Robin is prepared to provide presentations. To view that list select Robin's Talks.

Historical Perceptions is the creation of Robin McKee.

Robin lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and has long been interested in his community's history. One of his particular areas of focus is Hamilton's cemeteries and the wealth of tradition and history which they represent. He regularly conducts public tours at the Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard (across from Dundurn Castle). Each tour has a specific focus but Robin is always willing to answer questions and to share stories from his vast knowledge of the Hamilton Cemetery and the people who are buried there.

Robin McKee's "Stories in the Stones" cemetery tours commence from the entrance to the Hamilton Cemetery at 11 am and take place rain or shine. Be sure to bring the necessary food, drink and clothing needs. No reservations are required. There is no charge for the tours.

Robin has an interest in the many historic plaques that have been erected in the Hamilton community. As a new feature of this site, we have begun an expanding display of text and photos related to Hamilton's Historic Plaques.

Downloadable Schedule of
2018 Cemetery Tours

Hamilton Cemeteries

The graves of
Famous Hamiltonians

Headstone Art

Cemetery Etiquette



Meet Robin McKee

Unless indicated otherwise, cemetery tours commence at the Gatehouse of the Hamilton Cemetery,
777 York Boulevard.

(Directly across from the public parking lot for Dundurn Castle.)

Tours run about two hours.

Historical Perceptions

Through Historical Perceptions Robin McKee is committed to discovering and sharing the history of the Hamilton community - particularly as it is represented in our cemeteries.

For additional information concerning any of these events please contact him at


or via e-mail at:
Robin McKee looks forward to welcoming you on a Historical Perceptions
tour soon!

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