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Best Historic Locations in Hamilton

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A historic address that has been around since the early 19th century, the Concession Street is a must-visit destination during your Hamilton tour. The street is always bustling with energy and offers plenty of dining and shopping options to visitors. From clothing boutiques and accessories shops to beauty salons, spas and much more, Concession Street takes care of your retail as well as wellness therapy. In addition, there are eclectic restaurants where you can satiate your well-worked appetite. Weekly markets, seasonal festivals and cultural events are also hosted here.

HMCS Haida (G63) is a tribal class warship which was launched in 1942. It served the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943 to 1963 and also during World War II. It sank more enemy ships than any other warship in the armada. Today, it stands as a museum and can be explored by visitors. Located on the waterfront of Hamilton, the destroyer is also designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984. You can tour the ship and discover its engine room, the lower and upper decks or just marvel at its sheer grandeur.

The Westfield Heritage Centre contains the Westfield Heritage Village and is spread across an area of 130 hectares (321.23 acres). With home to 30 historic buildings, the village is certainly one of the most amazing historic destinations in Ontario. Interpreters in costumes will guide you through this maze of history and acquaint you with the rich Canadian culture. Live history demonstrations along with the beautiful county side backdrop will surely take you to the olden days. Educational programs, group tours and guided tours of the site are available. Events and activities at this site keep the visitors entertained.

Located at the Dundurn Park, the Dundurn Castle is a stunning 19th-century castle that clearly showcases the best of Neoclassical architecture. Regarded as a historic site, this majestic castle covers an area of 18,000 square foot (1,700 square meters) and comprises of 72 rooms in total. Lush gardens and the Hamilton Military Museum are also located on the castle grounds. If you are in the city and have some time to spare, then certainly head to the Dundurn Castle. A stroll through this historic building will not only allow you to learn more about the life of the people in the 19th Century, but it will also be a memorable way to spend the day especially if you are a history enthusiast.

One of the major streets of the city, King Street West stretches over 25 kilometers (16 miles). A historic address that has its roots steeped in the 18th century, the street's name honors King George III. In those days, King Street West was home to several theaters and entertainment venues; today it is lined with many modern buildings, galleries and shopping places. Certain sections of the street are also used as venue for locals events.

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