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Dundurn Castle, Hamilton

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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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  • This is the gem of Hamilton museum sites and well worth 2-3 hours. Firstly, book a guided tour of Dundurn Castle on line. It is an easy to navigate site and fairly priced. If time allows, choose a... 
    This is the gem of Hamilton museum sites and well worth 2-3 hours. Firstly, book a guided tour of Dundurn Castle on line. It is an easy to navigate site and fairly priced. If time allows, choose a...  more »
  • Our family really liked Dundurn Castle. My daughters like anything with the word "castle" in it. I was fascinated by the technology in the place for how old it is. It's a neat place. The tour... 
    Our family really liked Dundurn Castle. My daughters like anything with the word "castle" in it. I was fascinated by the technology in the place for how old it is. It's a neat place. The tour...  more »
  • We enjoyed the one-hour tour very much. Much more informative having a guide than if we'd just walked around ourselves. Wish we had a little more time though. One hour is pretty fast to see it... 
    We enjoyed the one-hour tour very much. Much more informative having a guide than if we'd just walked around ourselves. Wish we had a little more time though. One hour is pretty fast to see it...  more »
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  • What an incredible piece of history! Filled with accurate artifacts and furniture from the 1800s, the once largest house in Canada is sure to be a History-Loving-Tourists dream stop. Very affordable hour long guided tours with tour guides who have immense knowledge for even the toughest of history questions. Dozens of rooms to visit and endless sites to see. Be sure to go take a peek at the Kitchen Garden in the back as well, where they still garden with time period accuracy. A wonderful place to stop!
  • What a fantastic experience! Definitely recommend coming for a guided tour of the castle; it is interesting and educational for both adults and kids. Big appreciation to our both knowledgeable and passionate about his work guide. The photos are nothing without the story behind them, such attention to details! We’ve enjoyed the tour so much! Check out a little gift shop, and bring you lunch/tea to have in a nearby park with picnic tables. And make sure to book online; it gets sold out pretty quickly.
  • Lots of history! Take a walk into the past and learn about this historic relic through the evolution of Canada. Well preserved, clean and original, I felt transported into the past. This is a guided tour but You get to tour the kitchen garden and military museum for free by yourself. The park is a beautiful place to picnic with family
  • Castle is incredible. You’ll see the beautiful Burlington bay. Picturesque views. Mature trees and a fun place for a family to chill and relax. Designated area for picnic and it has cover
  • Excellent place for weekends. We did almost 2 hours over there. This place comes with guide who will explain you everything about the castle. It very interesting. The whole staff are dressed in late 1880’s attire which was interesting. We were planning to visit somewhere else but ended up in at the place eventually and I must stay it was worth a visit. Tickets are not expense compared to the details you get about the castle also it covers the price for the military museum which is also good. The castle has its own garden which produces vegetables fruits and all other kind of herbs. Unfortunately we weren’t able to see much of it,as it was still on a starting stage. Anyhow, suggested time visit the garden is after July 11th. In general, very cool place to understand the family history and the luxuries life of MacNab’s family. I didn’t posted any inside photos just for the sake of tourism.

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