• Dundurn National Historic Site

Discover this 40 room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813. Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canada's (1854-1856) and his family. Today, Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle.

Admission
$11.50 for adults ages 18 to 59
$9.50 for seniors ages 60 and above
$9.50 for students ages13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID
$6 for children ages 6 to 12
Infants who are five years old or younger visit for free
$30 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old


Location:

610 York Blvd.
Hamilton, ON
L8R 3H1
905-546-2872

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    • Dundurn at 50

      The City of Hamilton has operated Dundurn for over 100 years. On Saturday, June 17, 1967 the museum officially reopened… More >

      The City of Hamilton has operated Dundurn for over 100 years. On Saturday, June 17, 1967 the museum officially reopened its doors to a crowd of more than 3,000 people to celebrate the newly restored “Castle.” Saturday, June 17, 2017 marks our 50th anniversary as a historic house museum. Join us as we celebrate 50 years of restoration with special tours of newly restored rooms, view the rarely seen Cockpit building, and participate in hands-on activities such as gardening and cooking, using tools and techniques from the 1850s. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy music, crafts and games which were popular in MacNab’s time as well as in the 1960s when the museum first opened.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Canada Day Military Tattoo at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Come and enjoy a spectacular evening of military musical celebration and experience a tradition that extends back over a century!… More >

      Come and enjoy a spectacular evening of military musical celebration and experience a tradition that extends back over a century! Feel the thrill as the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform out in front of Dundurn Castle. Catch a glimpse of the red coated defenders of Canada West at Ridgeway during the Fenian Raid of 1866, as the 13th Battalion Ceremonial Guard takes the field. 
       
      Time:  7 pm
      Free event.

      Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn Castle is built on the history of the War of 1812. Burlington Heights, where Dundurn now stands, was occupied… More >

      Dundurn Castle is built on the history of the War of 1812. Burlington Heights, where Dundurn now stands, was occupied by the British military from 1813 until 1815. Your journey will begin at The Hamilton Military Museum to uncover the history surrounding the property. Discover evidence of military fortifications as the tour takes you outdoors into Dundurn Park. The guided tour will end with a look inside Dundurn Castle focusing on the 1812 architectural features that Sir Allan MacNab later incorporated into his well-known home.  NOTE: This tour contains outdoor components; please come dressed for the weather and for walking on uneven terrain. 

      $20 per person. Pre-registration is required

      Time 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

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    • Historic Cooking Workshop: Something Sweet!

      This cooking workshop begins in the remarkable historic kitchen below stairs where the costumed cook will provide an amusing hands-on… More >

      This cooking workshop begins in the remarkable historic kitchen below stairs where the costumed cook will provide an amusing hands-on session with you, whipping up a delicious sweet historic recipe. As it bakes in our wood-fired cast iron range you’ll be whisked away on a tour of Sir Allan MacNab’s 40 room home to experience life of the upper class. The morning ends with a sampling of a variety of historic delights in this delicious dessert-filled workshop! Victorians loved to eat an endless assortment of sweets, and so will you! Take home a booklet of the selected recipes.

      Suitable for ages 12 years +.

      Pre-registration is required.

      Cost: $55 per person. 

      Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Cooking Workshop: Pastry

      This historic cooking workshop begins in the remarkable historic kitchen below stairs where a costumed cook will provide an amusing… More >

      This historic cooking workshop begins in the remarkable historic kitchen below stairs where a costumed cook will provide an amusing hands-on session, preparing a delicious treat using a historic pastry recipe. As it bakes in our wood-fired cast iron range you’ll be taken on a special guided tour of the two-acre historic Kitchen Garden led by one of our Gardeners. Discover more than two hundred varieties of heirloom fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers grown in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden. Return to the Castle for a tasting of a selection of pastry recipes including your own. Take home a booklet of the selected recipes. Butter not miss this one!

      Suitable for ages 12 years +.

      Pre-registration is required.  

      Cost: $55 per person

      Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Cooking Workshop – Seed to Table

      Dundurn’s costumed cook will provide an amusing hands-on session in the historic kitchen below stairs using garden-inspired historic recipes and produce… More >

      Dundurn’s costumed cook will provide an amusing hands-on session in the historic kitchen below stairs using garden-inspired historic recipes and produce from Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden. As your recipe cooks in our wood-fired cast iron range you’ll be taken on a special guided tour of the garden lead by a costumed gardener. Discover more than two hundred varieties of heirloom fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers in this stunning two acre garden. Return to the Castle for a tasting of a selection of recipes including your own. Take home a booklet of the selected recipes.

      Suitable for ages 12 years +.

      Pre-registration is required.  

      Cost: $55 per person.

      Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Dundurn at Dusk

      Join costumed gardeners for a special evening garden tour featuring the sights and scents of flowering plants best enjoyed at… More >

      Join costumed gardeners for a special evening garden tour featuring the sights and scents of flowering plants best enjoyed at night. Guests will be invited to make a flower or herb bundle, sample produce picked fresh from the garden and tour the upper and lower floors of the rarely open Cockpit building.

      $25 per person. Pre-registration is required

       

      Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
      Dundurn National Historic Site

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

      Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
      Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • We Remember

      On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace. In… More >

      On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace. In honour of this commitment, The Hamilton Military Museum presents a special display and free admission to the museum. Guests are invited to make a poppy for our remembrance board.  Free event

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

      Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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    • First Day of Christmas

      Visit Dundurn for the first day of its Victorian Christmas for FREE! Join costumed interpreters at Dundurn Castle for a… More >

      Visit Dundurn for the first day of its Victorian Christmas for FREE! Join costumed interpreters at Dundurn Castle for a free visit to the lavish home of Sir Allan MacNab and his family. The Castle will be decorated by The Garden Club of Hamilton with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the Good Shepherd's pantry!

      Free museum admission

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Victorian Christmas

      Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the… More >

      Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendor with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition.

      Closed Mondays and holidays.

      Regular admission rates apply.

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Victorian Christmas Delights: Historic Cooking Workshop

      Enjoy an authentic Victorian Christmas cooking experience at Dundurn. Your culinary journey begins as you are greeted by costumed cooks… More >

      Enjoy an authentic Victorian Christmas cooking experience at Dundurn. Your culinary journey begins as you are greeted by costumed cooks who lead you below stairs to Dundurn's 19th century kitchen for a unique and entertaining experience preparing seasonal desserts! A tour of Dundurn decked out for the season is also included.

      14 years and up.

      $50 per person. Pre-registration required

      Time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Dough-Re-Me: Historic Cooking Workshop

      Family fun is on the menu! Come to Dundurn and prepare some tasty treats in the historic kitchen below stairs.… More >

      Family fun is on the menu! Come to Dundurn and prepare some tasty treats in the historic kitchen below stairs. While your treats are baking in the oven, costumed interpreters will guide you on a tour of the home. Complete your visit with a tasting of your delicious treats.

      6 years and up.           

      $55 for 1 adult and 1 child. $25 for each additional child. Pre-registration required

      Time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn Castle

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in… More >

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab's lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn's historic kitchen.

      $30 per person. Pre-registration is required

      Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn Castle

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in… More >

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab's lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn's historic kitchen.

      $30 per person. Pre-registration is required

      Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn Castle

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in… More >

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab's lavish home and a chance to taste an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn's historic kitchen.

      $30 per person. Pre-registration is required

      Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Ring in the New Year: Holiday Evening Tour

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Sir Allan MacNab was very… More >

      Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Sir Allan MacNab was very proud of his Scottish Ancestry and celebrated the New Year surrounded by family and friends. Ring in the New Year at Dundurn with music, an extended tour of MacNab's lavish home and a chance to taste an assortment of traditional holiday foods served in the historic kitchen.

      $30 per person. Pre-registration is required

      Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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