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Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hamilton
Must see · Castle · History Museum
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. Make Dundurn Castle a centerpiece of your Hamilton vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hamilton trip planner.
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  • I loved Dundurn Castle, I went there for a 5th grade trip back in 2012. The tour guide our class had was very nice and knowledgeable about everything, he answered my classmate's questions with a nice....  more »
  • So much history so much of the pioneer day,went there as a child with my school class the commentatorstood beside one side of a cupboard in the wall with shelves there was another lady standing on.....  more »
  • Whilst staying in Hamilton for 2 weeks I wanted to visit some local historic sites and Dundurn proved to be fantastic. Filled with amazing colonial history and the staff were brilliant. There is also....  more »
  • A lovely guided tour. Highly recommend it for any lover of history and historic mansions. Our guide, Phillip was wonderful, very knowledgeable, full of historic facts, and very witty. I encourage young and old to visit Dundurn castle. We love visiting it. Thank you
  • Very cool. Came here on family day, so it was a little busy and we had a wait of an hr or so for our tour but we spent the extra time viewing the museums. The gift shop here has some unique items that you wouldn't find at most Canadian gift shops. The tour guide was friendly, and knowledgeable.
  • An interesting old mansion to tour, it's a castle in name only. There's a lot of neat history here, and the tour guides seem quite knowledgeable. I'm not sure why it's in Tripadvisor's top 10 places to visit in Ontario, it's a good visit, but surely not top 10 among everything. It's quite beautiful inside and a nice treat to see how people (well the rich) lived back then. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Lovely historic museum. Excellent guided tour! Beautifully decorated interior. Very enjoyable and informative! Highly recommend for an afternoon outing!
  • Beautiful historical site. I spend a lot of time for walks and relaxing on the grounds. Walking through the garden at various times of the season is fun. I always enjoy talking with the gardeners, and learning about different foods and the amazing way they grow. The castle tour is a reasonable price and even though I've been there so many times, I learn more about the history every time. I love the employees and how much they get into character. You can tell that they really enjoy what they're doing.

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