• 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

    • 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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      10
    • Toddler Days - On the Farm
      Ireland House Museum

      Howdy! Join us on the farm today. We’ll have fun matching barn shapes, helping pigs find their tails, and making… More >

      Howdy! Join us on the farm today. We’ll have fun matching barn shapes, helping pigs find their tails, and making corn hop!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Sep -
      14
    • Toddler Days - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
      Ireland House Museum

      Today we’re following the adventures of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar!” We’ll listen to the story, feed the caterpillar, and make… More >

      Today we’re following the adventures of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar!” We’ll listen to the story, feed the caterpillar, and make our own butterflies!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Sep -
      21
    • Toddler Days - Exploring Our Senses
      Ireland House Museum

      We’re exploring our senses at Ireland House Museum today. We’ll make a scented rainbow, play “Eye Spy,” and enjoy different… More >

      We’re exploring our senses at Ireland House Museum today. We’ll make a scented rainbow, play “Eye Spy,” and enjoy different sounds that we make!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Sep -
      28
    • 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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      - Sep -
      30
    • 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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      - Sep -
      30
    • Toddler Days - Once Upon a Time
      Ireland House Museum

      Join us to hear two of our favourite fairytales – Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Three Little Pigs. We’ll… More >

      Join us to hear two of our favourite fairytales – Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Three Little Pigs. We’ll help Jack climb up the beanstalk, and make our own balloon pigs!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Oct -
      05
    • Toddler Days - Pizza Party
      Ireland House Museum

      Do you like pizza? We LOVE pizza! We’re going to experiment with yeast, search for ingredients, and count the slices… More >

      Do you like pizza? We LOVE pizza! We’re going to experiment with yeast, search for ingredients, and count the slices on our pizza!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

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      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Oct -
      12
    • Toddler Days - Brown Bear, Brown Bear
      Ireland House Museum

      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Today we’ll find out as we listen to the story, practice moving… More >

      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Today we’ll find out as we listen to the story, practice moving like animals, and sort the characters by size.

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Oct -
      19
    • Toddler Days - Halloween
      Ireland House Museum

      Halloween is coming, and we’re ready to celebrate at Ireland House Museum. We’ll be making Frankenworms, racing spiders, and feeding… More >

      Halloween is coming, and we’re ready to celebrate at Ireland House Museum. We’ll be making Frankenworms, racing spiders, and feeding a friendly monster!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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      - Oct -
      26
    • Toddler Days - Christmas
      Ireland House Museum

      How does your family celebrate over the holiday? Today we’ll be sorting ornaments, counting bows, and singing carols! Toddler Days… More >

      How does your family celebrate over the holiday? Today we’ll be sorting ornaments, counting bows, and singing carols!

      Toddler Days runs Thursday mornings at Ireland House Museum from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This program is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. The cost is $5/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary.

      Preregistration is strongly recommended. Please visit our website, or call 905-332-9888 to speak with Kate or Valerie G.

      Time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

      Email museumeducation@burlington.ca

      Web http://www.museumsofburlington.ca


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