• 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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    • 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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    • 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 Festival
      LaSalle Park

        For Canada’s 150th birthday, we are celebrating with all things Canadian! This year, revel in our food truck rally… More >

       

      For Canada’s 150th birthday, we are celebrating with all things Canadian! This year, revel in our food truck rally featuring dishes highlighting Canadian ingredients. Enjoy the main stage entertainment by local performers. Interact with local organizations and businesses, hosting a variety of fun games and activities. You will sure find something to love from our long list of exciting features, including: a “Made in Canada” vendors market, henna tattooing, live art performance, community mural project, and many more!

      ADMISSION IS FREE!

      Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 50 North Shore Blvd E., Burlington, L7T 4A4

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    • 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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    • Doors Open Burlington
      Ireland House Museum

      Come out and visit heritage sites, noteworthy buildings, and interesting locations – free of charge! Many of these buildings and… More >

      Come out and visit heritage sites, noteworthy buildings, and interesting locations – free of charge! Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities during the day.

      Participating sites include: Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum, Burlington Masonic Centre,Canadian Red Cross Society, The Crossroads Centre, Freeman Station, Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association, Ireland House Museum, Knox Presbyterian Church, Lowville Schoolhouse, Lowville United Church, Roseland Park Country Club, St. John's Anglican Church, St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, St. Luke's Anglican Church, St. Matthew on-the-Plains Anglican Church, Thinkspot/Walt Rickli Sculpture Garden and Union Burying Ground.

      For more information visit: http://www.doburlington.com

      Time 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P5A8

      Email valerie.amaral@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.doburlington.com


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