ireland house museum burlington ontario

Ireland House Museum

Burlington

ireland house museum burlington ontario

Ireland House Museum

Burlington

ireland house museum burlington ontario

Ireland House Museum

Burlington

Listing Type

Activities

City

Burlington

Category

Nature

Region

Hamilton, Halton, & Brant

About the business

About the business

About the business

Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers. Emigrating from Bowes, Yorkshire, England in 1819 at the age of 27, he petitioned for land at Oakridge Farm and so began a legacy that continues today. Joseph and his descendants occupied Ireland House until 1985. In 1987, the City of Burlington purchased the property from the estate of Lucie Marie Ireland Bush and established a museum, restoring the homestead to illustrate three distinct time periods that represent the generations of Irelands who lived in the house: 1850s, 1890s and 1920s.

Ninety percent of the furnishings are original to the Ireland family thanks to a generous donation by Helen Ireland Caldwell, Marie's first cousin. Restorations of the house have reclaimed missing elements of former times, bringing the Museum back to its feeling of a period home and farm.

The property consists of 4 acres of woodland, gardens, potting shed, cottage/drive shed, and picnic areas. Tours of the property, living historical demonstrations, special events and educational programs are offered.

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Address

2168 Guelph Line Burlington, ON L7P 5A8

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Regions

Hamilton, Halton, & Brant

Highlights

Museums, Historic, Family, Tours