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. 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.

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June 1

From Our Garden to Yours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        Adults: $12.00, Seniors/Youth: $10.00, Children: $6.50, Infants: Free, Family: $32.00 Time:        12:00 PM -...

July 1

Canada Day Military Tattoo, Dundurn National Historic Site

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Free Event Time:  5:00 PM

July 3 - August 28

Weeding Wednesday in Dundurn’s Kitchen Garden

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Free Outdoor Event Date: Wednesday’s from July 3, 2019, to August 28, 2019 Time: Drop...

July 19

Dundurn at Dusk

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

July 26

Dundurn at Dusk

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November 8 - 10

We Remember

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Free Event Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 23 - December 29

Victorian Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:  Adults: $12.00, Seniors/Youth: $10.00, Children: $6.50, Infants: Free, Family: $32.00 Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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May 25 - September 28

MacNab’s Kitchen

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

SATURDAYS Only, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM...

May 26 - September 22

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

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Dates:       SUNDAYS, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, 2019 Time:        9:30...

June 28

Strawberry Soiree: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Ages: 14 years and older Cost: $55 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30...

July 2 - September 1

Historic Garden Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cost:  Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to...

July 21

Plant Bake Hunt Eat!: Family Friendly Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost: $55 for 1 adult and 1 child. $20 for each additional child. Pre-registration is required....

November 23

First Day of Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cost:        FREE

November 30 - April 30, 2019

Archived: Dough-Re-Me: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       6 years and up Cost:        $55 for 1...

December 1

Victorian Christmas Delights: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person....

December 6

Delicious Desserts: Historic Cooking Workshop

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Ages:       14 years and up Cost:        $50 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        6:30 PM...

December 7 - 22

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required, weekends only.

December 13 - 15

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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