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Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

(4.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place is great to visit especially if you love history. The place was well maintained and you get to feel the old days. You also get to try sample foods from the old days cooked in the kitchen. I...  more »
  • I love the effort and care that goes into maintaining the authenticity and history of Dundurn Castle. The tour was informative and made me wish I could go back in time to see it in a fully-functioning...  more »
  • So well kept and preserved. A joy to visit I have been here since the early 90's it really hasn't changed 
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  • Exploring the house on your own would be a waste. The Tour guides really know their stuff! Make sure you go on a tour, its amazing to see what really went on in an upper class house back then. A staff of 15+ to cater to a single family! So yes, Its a really great way to spend a few hours. They stay true to the era and really maintain the house beautifully.
  • Take the tour! Fascinating look into a historic site. There's a cute little gift shop attached, too. I think we got a book for my father there. The surrounding park is also a pleasant walk.
  • Fun place to go with kids. Preserved the 1800s feel with the tour of an actual kitchen with menu from that time. All staff were also dressed in clothes from that era. Make sure to take the tour.
  • Staff are knowledgeable and dress the part. Almost like stepping back in time; a very educational tour. Scolded numerous time... DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING and you will be golden.
  • Excellent tour of an interesting building. Twice daily there is a free tour of the kitchen garden. The hour paid your the house is interesting. Our guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. We didn't get food as the end of our tour, unlike other groups.