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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
13Apr
Sat Apr 13 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event
28Apr
Sun Apr 28 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
History Explorers Club
11May
Sat May 11 @11:00AM - 05:00PM
Mothers Day Tea and Tour
26May
Sun May 26 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
History Explorers Club
09Jun
Sun Jun 09 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
History Explorers Club
16Jun
Sun Jun 16 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast

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