Tourism Region: Festival Country
Dundurn Castle, the restored home of Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first Premiers. Costumed staff will bring mid-nineteenth century Hamilton to life while guiding you through more than 40 rooms on three floors. This National Historic site illustrates life in a grand country home for the MacNab family, and the servants who lived and worked below stairs. The Castle is located in Dundurn Park overlooking Burlington Bay and Lake Ontario. Be sure to leave time to browse in the Museum Shop or enjoy a meal at the Coach House Restuarant while in the park.
About the Collections
Restored home built in 1832-35 with over 40 rooms exhibiting furnishings, decor and lifestyles of the mid-Victorian period; occupied by Sir Allan Napier MacNab (premier of Canada West, 1854-56), his family and servants.
Services & Activities
Guided tours; educational programs; exhibits and special events; restaurant and gift shop on the premises.
Today, the educational staff use the buildings, grounds and artifact collection to offer students of all ages the opportunity to experience the flavour of life in early Hamilton. All programmes offered at Dundurn Castle have been designed to meet the Ontario Curriculum.
Classes or Workshops
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
Other: Language brochures available
The Coach House restaurant features a Victorian menu that changes with the seasons. A unique dining experience.
Picnic Area •
Catering Services •
Local Tourism Links
Publications and Products
Other: Children's activity booklets
610 York Boulevard
Hours of Operation
Open: Victoria Day to Labour Day - daily 10 am to 4:30 pm.
The rest of the year, Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.
Closed: Dundurn Castle is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Adults: $7.00, Seniors: $6.00, Students: $5.50, Children (6-14): $3.00, Children 5 and under are free. Family: $18.00 (2 adults and any number of seniors, students and children in the same family)