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Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Hamilton
Step into 19th-century Hamilton at Dundurn Castle, a historic former residence that now operates as a museum. Completed in 1835, the impressive neoclassical mansion has been restored to look as it did in 1855, when Canadian politician Sir Allan Napier Macnab, 1st Baronet, lived here. A docent in period costume will guide your tour through the many rooms. The sprawling grounds house a variety of other cultural attractions, including a military museum and theater. Plan your visit to Dundurn Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Dundas tourist route planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    So had a great tour guide who made the tour very interesting. I went with my elderly mother and sister , my mother used a walker . I did call ahead and ask about accessibility they said there was acce...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    IMHO Hamiltons best historical attraction. Great views over the Harbour and a very realistic recreation of the home as it was when occupied by the Upper Canada Governor. Go near Xmas for candle-lit at...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Dundurn Castle is always a great place to go at Christmas. The decorations are lovely and it is interesting to hear about the life at this grand home . The tour guides are always very knowledgeable an...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    My family went to their free Canada day event. I enjoyed it but glad it was free because 30 dollars for a family is pretty steep for what we saw. The staff were also strict and I felt not that friendly but I wondered if these were volunteers for the free event. The house is very dark and for some with vision impairment they may not find it easy to navigate. They dont allow food, drinks, strollers or flash photography.
  • June 12, 2017
    I visit Dundurn Castle many times just always ceases to amaze me downstairs got a wonderful old fashioned kitchen that cooks and very into an Old Fashioned foods on wood fire stove I highly recommend it
  • January 14, 2017
    Went through the castle this morning with a group. We had a great tour guide; she was sweet and knowledgable. I enjoyed her story telling as we moved through the space. I would definitely go back (kind of want to visit next Christmas to see it decorated for the season)!
  • June 24, 2017
    IT IS HAUNTED AND SIR ALLAN MCNAB AND HOS WIFE SOPHIA MCNAB HAUNT DUNDURN CASTLE NEVER GOING AGAIN
  • July 7, 2017
    This place is amazing for everyone. Time well spent

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