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. Engage in unique cooking and gardening workshops or custom design your own for groups of 15 or more.The Dundurn Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.
Today costumed garden demonstrators grow produce for Dundurn’s historic kitchen using tools and techniques from the 1850’s. Over 200 heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, and medicinal plants are grown. Stop by the garden from June through September and experience the sights and scents of the 19th century.