• 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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    • Toddler Days Program
      Ireland House Museum

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and… More >

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and learn at their own pace, and in different ways. Each session is 1.5 hours, with 1 hour following a structured schedule, and 30 minutes dedicated to open craft time and sensory play.

      Cost: $5.00/child

      Note: This is not a drop-off program, admission is free for accompanying adults.

      Dates & Themes:

      Sept. 15th: Space

      Sept. 22nd: Zoo

      Sept. 29th: Teddy Bear Tea Party

      Oct. 6th: Things That Fly

      Oct. 13th: Dr. Seuss

      Oct. 20th: Under the Sea

      Oct. 27th: Halloween

      Nov. 3rd: Christmas

      Jan. 12th: Thomas’ Snowsuit

      Jan. 19th: Pirates

      Jan. 26th: Circus

      Feb. 2nd: Wild West

      Feb. 9th: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

      Feb. 16th: Bugs

      Feb. 23rd: Cars and Trucks

      Mar. 2nd: Dinosaurs

      Mar. 23rd: Jungle

      Mar. 30th: Forest Animals

      Apr. 6th: Opposites

      Apr. 13th: Weather

      Apr. 20th: Earth Day

      Apr. 27th: Feelings and Emotions

      May 4th: Spring

      May 11th: Day at the Beach

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca


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      - Mar -
      30
    • Toddler Days Program
      Ireland House Museum

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and… More >

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and learn at their own pace, and in different ways. Each session is 1.5 hours, with 1 hour following a structured schedule, and 30 minutes dedicated to open craft time and sensory play.

      Cost: $5.00/child

      Note: This is not a drop-off program, admission is free for accompanying adults.

      Dates & Themes:

      Sept. 15th: Space

      Sept. 22nd: Zoo

      Sept. 29th: Teddy Bear Tea Party

      Oct. 6th: Things That Fly

      Oct. 13th: Dr. Seuss

      Oct. 20th: Under the Sea

      Oct. 27th: Halloween

      Nov. 3rd: Christmas

      Jan. 12th: Thomas’ Snowsuit

      Jan. 19th: Pirates

      Jan. 26th: Circus

      Feb. 2nd: Wild West

      Feb. 9th: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

      Feb. 16th: Bugs

      Feb. 23rd: Cars and Trucks

      Mar. 2nd: Dinosaurs

      Mar. 23rd: Jungle

      Mar. 30th: Forest Animals

      Apr. 6th: Opposites

      Apr. 13th: Weather

      Apr. 20th: Earth Day

      Apr. 27th: Feelings and Emotions

      May 4th: Spring

      May 11th: Day at the Beach

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca


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      - Apr -
      06
    • A Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event
      Ireland House Museum

      Hop on over to Ireland House Museum for a fun-filled day featuring an Easter egg trail and visits with the… More >

      Hop on over to Ireland House Museum for a fun-filled day featuring an Easter egg trail and visits with the Easter bunny. The Easter egg trail will be open from 11 am to 3 pm for all ages. Visitors can tour the historic house and see what life was like over 175 years ago. There will also be children’s activities and a magic show at 2pm. Admission is complimentary provided by our Presenting Sponsor Rocca Sister and Associates.  

       

      Time 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email valerie.amaral@burlington.ca

      Web https://museumsofburlington.com/events/242-sp-egg-tacular-easter-event--april-09-2017


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      - Apr -
      09
    • Toddler Days Program
      Ireland House Museum

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and… More >

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and learn at their own pace, and in different ways. Each session is 1.5 hours, with 1 hour following a structured schedule, and 30 minutes dedicated to open craft time and sensory play.

      Cost: $5.00/child

      Note: This is not a drop-off program, admission is free for accompanying adults.

      Dates & Themes:

      Sept. 15th: Space

      Sept. 22nd: Zoo

      Sept. 29th: Teddy Bear Tea Party

      Oct. 6th: Things That Fly

      Oct. 13th: Dr. Seuss

      Oct. 20th: Under the Sea

      Oct. 27th: Halloween

      Nov. 3rd: Christmas

      Jan. 12th: Thomas’ Snowsuit

      Jan. 19th: Pirates

      Jan. 26th: Circus

      Feb. 2nd: Wild West

      Feb. 9th: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

      Feb. 16th: Bugs

      Feb. 23rd: Cars and Trucks

      Mar. 2nd: Dinosaurs

      Mar. 23rd: Jungle

      Mar. 30th: Forest Animals

      Apr. 6th: Opposites

      Apr. 13th: Weather

      Apr. 20th: Earth Day

      Apr. 27th: Feelings and Emotions

      May 4th: Spring

      May 11th: Day at the Beach

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca


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      - Apr -
      13
    • Toddler Days Program
      Ireland House Museum

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and… More >

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and learn at their own pace, and in different ways. Each session is 1.5 hours, with 1 hour following a structured schedule, and 30 minutes dedicated to open craft time and sensory play.

      Cost: $5.00/child

      Note: This is not a drop-off program, admission is free for accompanying adults.

      Dates & Themes:

      Sept. 15th: Space

      Sept. 22nd: Zoo

      Sept. 29th: Teddy Bear Tea Party

      Oct. 6th: Things That Fly

      Oct. 13th: Dr. Seuss

      Oct. 20th: Under the Sea

      Oct. 27th: Halloween

      Nov. 3rd: Christmas

      Jan. 12th: Thomas’ Snowsuit

      Jan. 19th: Pirates

      Jan. 26th: Circus

      Feb. 2nd: Wild West

      Feb. 9th: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

      Feb. 16th: Bugs

      Feb. 23rd: Cars and Trucks

      Mar. 2nd: Dinosaurs

      Mar. 23rd: Jungle

      Mar. 30th: Forest Animals

      Apr. 6th: Opposites

      Apr. 13th: Weather

      Apr. 20th: Earth Day

      Apr. 27th: Feelings and Emotions

      May 4th: Spring

      May 11th: Day at the Beach

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca


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      - Apr -
      20
    • Toddler Days Program
      Ireland House Museum

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and… More >

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and learn at their own pace, and in different ways. Each session is 1.5 hours, with 1 hour following a structured schedule, and 30 minutes dedicated to open craft time and sensory play.

      Cost: $5.00/child

      Note: This is not a drop-off program, admission is free for accompanying adults.

      Dates & Themes:

      Sept. 15th: Space

      Sept. 22nd: Zoo

      Sept. 29th: Teddy Bear Tea Party

      Oct. 6th: Things That Fly

      Oct. 13th: Dr. Seuss

      Oct. 20th: Under the Sea

      Oct. 27th: Halloween

      Nov. 3rd: Christmas

      Jan. 12th: Thomas’ Snowsuit

      Jan. 19th: Pirates

      Jan. 26th: Circus

      Feb. 2nd: Wild West

      Feb. 9th: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

      Feb. 16th: Bugs

      Feb. 23rd: Cars and Trucks

      Mar. 2nd: Dinosaurs

      Mar. 23rd: Jungle

      Mar. 30th: Forest Animals

      Apr. 6th: Opposites

      Apr. 13th: Weather

      Apr. 20th: Earth Day

      Apr. 27th: Feelings and Emotions

      May 4th: Spring

      May 11th: Day at the Beach

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca


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      - Apr -
      27
    • Let's Go Camping PA Day Camp
      Ireland House Museum

      Campers will learn some new outdoor skills at our Let’s Go Camping PA Day Camp. Make your own bandana, roast… More >

      Campers will learn some new outdoor skills at our Let’s Go Camping PA Day Camp. Make your own bandana, roast s’mores in a solar oven, and create their own lantern!

      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=73


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      - Apr -
      28
    • Toddler Days Program
      Ireland House Museum

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and… More >

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and learn at their own pace, and in different ways. Each session is 1.5 hours, with 1 hour following a structured schedule, and 30 minutes dedicated to open craft time and sensory play.

      Cost: $5.00/child

      Note: This is not a drop-off program, admission is free for accompanying adults.

      Dates & Themes:

      Sept. 15th: Space

      Sept. 22nd: Zoo

      Sept. 29th: Teddy Bear Tea Party

      Oct. 6th: Things That Fly

      Oct. 13th: Dr. Seuss

      Oct. 20th: Under the Sea

      Oct. 27th: Halloween

      Nov. 3rd: Christmas

      Jan. 12th: Thomas’ Snowsuit

      Jan. 19th: Pirates

      Jan. 26th: Circus

      Feb. 2nd: Wild West

      Feb. 9th: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

      Feb. 16th: Bugs

      Feb. 23rd: Cars and Trucks

      Mar. 2nd: Dinosaurs

      Mar. 23rd: Jungle

      Mar. 30th: Forest Animals

      Apr. 6th: Opposites

      Apr. 13th: Weather

      Apr. 20th: Earth Day

      Apr. 27th: Feelings and Emotions

      May 4th: Spring

      May 11th: Day at the Beach

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca


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      - May -
      04
    • Toddler Days Program
      Ireland House Museum

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and… More >

      The Toddler Days Program is intended for children aged 2-4. These programs were developed to help each child grow and learn at their own pace, and in different ways. Each session is 1.5 hours, with 1 hour following a structured schedule, and 30 minutes dedicated to open craft time and sensory play.

      Cost: $5.00/child

      Note: This is not a drop-off program, admission is free for accompanying adults.

      Dates & Themes:

      Sept. 15th: Space

      Sept. 22nd: Zoo

      Sept. 29th: Teddy Bear Tea Party

      Oct. 6th: Things That Fly

      Oct. 13th: Dr. Seuss

      Oct. 20th: Under the Sea

      Oct. 27th: Halloween

      Nov. 3rd: Christmas

      Jan. 12th: Thomas’ Snowsuit

      Jan. 19th: Pirates

      Jan. 26th: Circus

      Feb. 2nd: Wild West

      Feb. 9th: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

      Feb. 16th: Bugs

      Feb. 23rd: Cars and Trucks

      Mar. 2nd: Dinosaurs

      Mar. 23rd: Jungle

      Mar. 30th: Forest Animals

      Apr. 6th: Opposites

      Apr. 13th: Weather

      Apr. 20th: Earth Day

      Apr. 27th: Feelings and Emotions

      May 4th: Spring

      May 11th: Day at the Beach

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca


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      - May -
      11
    • Mother's Day Tea
      Ireland House Museum

      Bring your mom to Ireland House Museum for a Mother’s Day Tea. The day will feature a reading over tea… More >

      Bring your mom to Ireland House Museum for a Mother’s Day Tea. The day will feature a reading over tea for each mom and a guided tour of the Museum. The Mother’s Day Tea will serve premium tea from 3Teas and traditional tea refreshments such as sandwiches, scones and sweets.  There will be 3 sitting available at 11:00 am, 1:00pm, and 3:00 pm. Tickets: $40 per person

       

      Tickets must be purchased in advance

      and are non-refundable.

      Age restriction 12+

      Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://ihmothersdaytea.brownpapertickets.com/

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email valerie.amaral@burlington.ca

      Web https://www.facebook.com/events/782219651943199/782219668609864/?notif_t=like¬if_id=1488478726159


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      - May -
      13
    • Dinosaur Lego Club
      Ireland House Museum

      We're about to go on a hunt for dinosaurs this month! Builders will become paleontologists and learn about what the… More >

      We're about to go on a hunt for dinosaurs this month! Builders will become paleontologists and learn about what the dinosaurs have left behind for us to find, and what we can learn from their fossils.

      Lego Club is a supervised drop-off program one Sunday per month between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. The cost is $10/ child. For more information please call 905-332-9888.

      Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email MuseumEducation@burlington.ca

      Web https://museumsofburlington.com/camp_registrations/new?camp_id=69


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      - May -
      14
    • 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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      - Jun -
      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
    • 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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