Hamilton Civic Museums

Dundurn National Historic Site

Hamilton Civic Museums Update

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, The Hamilton Military Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Whitehern Historic House, and Fieldcote Museum are open to the public.
  • Battlefield House, Hamilton Children's Museum, and Griffin House are closed to the public to accommodate ongoing construction projects.
  • Rental venues are available at all sites. Capacities in keeping with COVID guidelines will be conveyed at time of inquiry.

Experience a guided tour of this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British during the War of 1812.

Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is the museum’s Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab.

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William Reid was Sir Allan’s gardener for over 25 years. Explore the lovingly restored two-acre Historic Kitchen Garden where costumed staff grow over 200 heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for use in the historic kitchen. Open mid-May through mid-October. Enjoy free garden tours in June and August.

The 1870’s Coach House is home to The Castle Shop featuring a variety of Canadian handmade crafts, souvenirs and special gifts. The former Hayloft on the upper level is a unique meeting and reception facility.

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Buy your general admission tickets online to Dundurn Castle.

Admission includes a 1 hour guided tour of Dundurn Castle and admission to  The Hamilton Military Museum.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online (see “Buy Online” link below) and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Walk-in visitors are accommodated when possible, however, tour times sell out at busy times, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time. The Historic Kitchen Garden is open from June to October for free self-guided tours.

Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.

  • $14.25 for adults ages 18 to 59
  • $12.25 for seniors ages 60 and above
  • $12.25 for students ages 13 to 17. Students must show valid student ID
  • $8.75 for children ages 6 to 12
  • FREE for children ages 5 and under – free tickets must be obtained to ensure social distancing
  • $39.50 for a family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old

The museum is only partially wheelchair accessible. Call for more details.

We are located at:
610 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3H1

Free on-site parking.

The Museum is open year-round.

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.
  • Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Depending on availability, we will open outside of regular hours for pre-booked groups.

Phone: 905-521-3168
Email: [email protected]

The purchase of a $250 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.

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Events at Dundurn

We host a variety of events, workshops and exhibitions at Dundurn National Historic Site throughout the year. No two trips are ever the same! View all Hamilton Civic Museums Events


Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, July 3, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, July 8, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, July 9, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, July 10, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, July 15, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, July 16, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, July 17, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, July 22, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, July 23, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, July 24, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, July 29, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, July 30, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, July 31, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, August 5, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, August 6, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, August 7, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, August 12, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, August 13, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, August 14, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, August 19, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, August 20, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Heirloom Tomatoes Cooking Workshop

Sunday, August 21, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Brandywine, Orange Persimmon and Pèche Vilmorin Andrieuxare all varieties of tomatoes being grown in Dundurn’s fabulous Garden.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, August 21, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, August 26, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, August 27, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, August 28, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Friday, September 2, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Saturday, September 3, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Historic Garden Tours

Sunday, September 4, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago.

Bake, Find, Feast!A Family Friendly Historic Cooking Workshop

Saturday, September 17, 2022
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Join our costumed interpreters for a hands-on workshop packed with family friendly fun.

We Remember

Friday, November 11, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace.

We Remember

Saturday, November 12, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace.

We Remember

Sunday, November 13, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

On Remembrance Day we acknowledge the struggle of men and women in their work toward the goal of peace.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, November 26, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Sunday, November 27, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 3, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Saturday, December 3, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Sunday, December 4, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Sunday, December 4, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Friday, December 9, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Saturday, December 10, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Sunday, December 11, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Friday, December 16, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Saturday, December 17, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Sunday, December 18, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Friday, December 23, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Wednesday, December 28, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Thursday, December 29, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Friday, December 30, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Christmas Evening Tours

Friday, December 30, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 31, 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Thursday, January 5, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Friday, January 6, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Saturday, January 7, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

Victorian Christmas

Sunday, January 8, 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle.

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