• 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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      Location: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton

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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle

      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.

      FREE outdoor event 

      Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 to 1:30 AND 2:00 to 3:00

      Regular admission rates apply to the Museum. Cost: Adults: $11.50, Seniors/Youth: $9.50, Children: $6, Infants: Free, Family: $30

      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 at Dundurn Castle

      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
      Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: 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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    • 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. 
      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      Ages: 14 years and older. 
      Cost: $50 per person. Pre-registration required.
       

      Time 9:00 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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    • 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. 
      Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      Ages: All
      Cost: $30.00 per person. Pre-registration 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 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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