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Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington
Ontario
L7P 5A8
Canada
(905) 332-9888
Website

About Ireland House

Immerse yourself and learn about the Ireland family and Burlington’s agricultural roots at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm, built in 1837 and one of Burlington’s oldest heritage homes. Guided tours, heritage demonstrations, and interactive programming bring Burlington’s past to the present as visitors explore the house, grounds and interpretive centre.

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.


Upcoming Events
17Feb
Sun Feb 17 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
History Explorers Club
18Feb
Mon Feb 18 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Family Day Heritage Open House
11Mar
Mon Mar 11 @12:00AM
Ireland House March Break Camp
12Mar
Tue Mar 12 @12:00AM
Ireland House March Break Camp
13Mar
Wed Mar 13 @12:00AM
Ireland House March Break Camp
14Mar
Thu Mar 14 @12:00AM
Ireland House March Break Camp
15Mar
Fri Mar 15 @12:00AM
Ireland House March Break Camp
17Mar
Sun Mar 17 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
History Explorers Club
13Apr
Sat Apr 13 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event
28Apr
Sun Apr 28 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
History Explorers Club

Latest Events

17Mar
17 Mar 2019
01:30PM - 03:30PM
History Explorers Club
24Mar
23 Mar 2019
09:30AM - 03:00PM
Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival
06Apr
06 Apr 2019
08:00PM - 10:00PM
MasterWorks Spring Concert
13Apr
13 Apr 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Downtown Milton Easter Egg Hunt
13Apr
13 Apr 2019
11:00AM - 03:00PM
Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event