Dundurn National Historic Site
Dundurn Castle: Discover this 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830s on the former site of Burlington Heights; a fortified supply depot established by the British in 1813. 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 to support their affluent lifestyle. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Corn-wall is the museum’s Royal Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab. Experience unique and engaging cooking, craft and gardening workshops or custom-design your own for groups of 15 or more. The Kitchen Garden at Dundurn: William Reid was Sir Allan’s gardener for over 25 years. Explore his lovingly restored kitchen garden, where we use 1850’s tools and varieties to grow food for Dundurn Castle’s historic kitchen. Stop by the garden gate for the sights and scents of the 19th century. Hamilton Military Museum: Discover Canadian military history! Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837–38, the Boer War and World War I. See a reconstructed World War I trench, a medals display and our changing exhibit gallery. There is something for everyone, including games for children. The Coach House at Dundurn: Housed in an 1870’s Coach House, this unique, meeting and reception facility can accommodate groups up to 88 people. The Coach House is also home to The Castle Shop, featuring a variety of Canadian handmade crafts, souvenirs and special gifts.