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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. Make Dundurn Castle a centerpiece of your Dundas vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dundas trip planner .
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  • Dundurn Castle is less of a castle and more of a large Palace or mansion right in the heart of downtown Hamilton. It's a very interesting place to visit if you're into local or Canadian history and it...  more »
  • We took a guided tour through this wonderful, beautiful place. We got to see a lot. Our guide was full of information on any question the group had. Yes it is a guided tour only to see the place but y...  more »
  • I have visited many Castles and Historic houses over the years and can thoroughly recommend a visit to this one. You are accompanied on your tour by a very imformative and costumed guide who took the ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)!
  • IT IS HAUNTED AND SIR ALLAN MCNAB AND HOS WIFE SOPHIA MCNAB HAUNT DUNDURN CASTLE NEVER GOING AGAIN
  • This place is amazing for everyone. Time well spent

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