• 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.

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$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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    • 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. 
      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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    • 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

      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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    • Our Hamilton: Through Their Eyes

      Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Gain insight into the lives of… More >

      Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
      12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      Gain insight into the lives of soldiers who protected the freedom of all Canadians in commemoration of our Nation’s 150th Anniversary.

      The effects of the First World War were so far-reaching they impacted the lives of every Hamiltonian. Follow the course of Hamilton’s involvement from the initial ‘call to arms’ to the post-war period through treasures from the collections of The Hamilton Military Museum including letters, photos and personal items owned by Hamiltonians, and experience the war Through Their Eyes

      Cost: Family: $11.50, Adults: $4, Seniors: $3.50, Youth: $3.50, Children: $3, Infants: Free

      For more information contact:
      Phone: 905-546-2872
      Email: military@hamilton.ca
      www.hamilton.ca/militarymuseum

       

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

      Email military@hamilton.ca

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


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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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    • Family Day at Dundurn

      Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site. On a guided tour of over 40 rooms… More >

      Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site. On a guided tour of over 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle, discover what it was like to live and play above stairs and work and live below stairs. Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities throughout their tour and sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen. Visit the neighbouring Hamilton Military Museum for a self-guided experience with dress-up and hands-on activities while exploring the historical figures whom lived around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812.  Regular admission rates apply

      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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    • Capture the Moment at Dundurn National Historic Site

      Visit Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and strike a pose. In our activity area children… More >

      Visit Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and strike a pose. In our activity area children are invited to make their own costume pieces, dress up and take pictures in fron of recreated backdrops of Dundurn. On your guided tour of Dundurn costumed staff will invite you into some of Sir Allan MacNab's rooms for a photo op. At the Hamilton Military Museum dress up like a 1812 solider and have your picture taken in front of a British encampment, or "camp" out in the hands on discovery gallery.
      Open 12 - 4 pm
      Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      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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    • Free weekend at Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum

      Throughout the afternoon visitors can see Dundurn Castle, The Hamilton Military Museum and the two acre historic Kitchen Garden, at… More >

      Throughout the afternoon visitors can see Dundurn Castle, The Hamilton Military Museum and the two acre historic Kitchen Garden, at their own pace.   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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    • 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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    • From Our Garden to Yours

      Dundurn’s Historic Kitchen Garden is hosting a FREE one-day, plant-sharing event. This event encourages communal growing, harvesting, and enjoyment of… More >

      Dundurn’s Historic Kitchen Garden is hosting a FREE one-day, plant-sharing event. This event encourages communal growing, harvesting, and enjoyment of plants. Our hope is that these plants and what they produce will be shared with a larger community, and not hidden away in a back yard. Under the guidance of Garden Demonstrators visitors will have the opportunity to dig up and pot ‘Victoria Rhubarb’ - named after Queen Victoria this red-stemmed variety dates back to 1837. Quantities are limited and participants are required to bring a 6-inch plastic pot or sturdy plastic bag for transplanting. Throughout the afternoon, starting at 12:30 pm, visitors are welcome to participate in free tours of the historic Kitchen Garden. This tour offers a glimpse into the life of Sir Allan MacNab and his family and the many varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs which were grown in his time.  

      Time 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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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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    • 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.

      $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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    • 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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    • 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:  5 pm
      Free event.

      Time 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

      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 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 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

      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.

      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

      FREE outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn

      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.
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      FREE outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.
       

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn

      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.
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      FREE outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.
       

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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    • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn

      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.
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      FREE outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.
       

      Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1


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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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