• Ireland House at Oakridge Farm

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.


Location:

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON
L7P 5A8
905-332-9888

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  • Upcoming Events

    • Let's Go to the Circus PA Day Camp
      Ireland House Museum

      The circus is coming to Ireland House Museum on June 2nd! Campers will play carnival games, make a balancing seal… More >

      The circus is coming to Ireland House Museum on June 2nd! Campers will play carnival games, make a balancing seal craft, and create their own hot air balloons to take home.

      Camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and costs $35/camper (5 - 12 years). For more information please call 905-332-9888.

      Time 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email MuseumEducation@burlington.ca

      Web https://museumsofburlington.com/camp_registrations/new?camp_id=74


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      02
    • Canada Day Strawberry Social
      Spencer Smith Park

      Join the Museums of Burlington as we celebrate Canada’s150th birthday at Spencer Smith Park, from 11 am to 4pm. There… More >

      Join the Museums of Burlington as we celebrate Canada’s150th birthday at Spencer Smith Park, from 11 am to 4pm. There will be a variety of performances, activities and everyone’s favourite treat – fresh local strawberries and delicious ice cream. 

      Location 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, L7S 1Y2

      Email valerie.amaral@burlington.ca

      Web https://museumsofburlington.com/joseph-brant/events


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      - Jul -
      01
    • O Canada Summer Camp
      Ireland House Museum

      Join us this summer to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada and Ontario! Four of our five weeks will focus… More >

      Join us this summer to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada and Ontario! Four of our five weeks will focus on 1867 and provide campers a fun, hands-on opportunity to step back in time to experience life at the founding of our country and province. Our last week will cover the last 150 years of Canadian history, featuring highlights from around the country!

       

      July 10 – 14: July 17 – 21: July 24 – 28: House and Farm August 14 – 18: Entertainment August 21 – 25: 150 Years in 5 Days

      Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Cost: $175.00 per week, or $40.00 per day

      Age: 5 - 12 years Extended hours available upon request from 8:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The cost is $6.00 per session. Museum members receive 25% off the camp registration fee! Extended hours are excluded. Some activities will take place outdoors, so please dress your campers for the weather.

       

      To register, please visit www.museumsofburlington.ca, or call 905-332-9888.

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email MuseumEducation@burlington.ca

      Web https://museumsofburlington.ca/ireland-house/education/camps


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    • Joseph Brant Day - Your Community Festival
      LaSalle Park

      Celebrate the city we live in with an incredible line-up of entertainment, a food truck rally, vendors and a variety… More >

      Celebrate the city we live in with an incredible line-up of entertainment, a food truck rally, vendors and a variety of interactive experiences. The event will pay tribute to Canada's 150th anniversary. 

       

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 50 North Shore Blvd E., Burlington, L7T 4J8

      Email valerie.amaral@burlington.ca

      Web https://museumsofburlington.com/joseph-brant/events


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      - Aug -
      07
    • Doors Open Burlington
      Various location around the city

      Doors Open Burlington provides a unique opportunity to view your city from a new perspective and celebrate the cultural importance… More >

      Doors Open Burlington provides a unique opportunity to view your city from a new perspective and celebrate the cultural importance of the sites in the community. Many sites will offer special activities, such as tours, exhibitions and demonstrations. The event will celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. 

      Time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 426 Brant St, Burlington, L7R 3Z6

      Email hello@doorsopenburlington.com

      Web http://www.doburlington.com


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      30
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