Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone
The Ulster American Folk Park just a few miles outside Omagh is an open air museum about Irish-American history .It’s trails are spread over 40 acres – so bring some shoes that are comfortable to walk in.
What to expect at the Ulster American Folk Park:
Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
A little bit of history:
Ulstermen were a substantial part of the Irish immigration into the USA and the museum complex explores the various reasons for this migration - which started long before the Great Famine. Adventurers and dissenters, the rich and the poor, all crossed the Atlantic to pursue their individual American dream. Some with immense success - the number of Ulster-Scots signatories of the Declaration of Independence is one indicator.
The museum’s opening times during high-season are from 10am – 5pm, excluding Monday. Admission fees vary depending on day, age and group size but the general single adult ticket is at £7.50.
See also the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum!
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