Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh: Hours, Address, Ulster American Folk Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Ulster American Folk Park
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Immerse yourself in three centuries of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Meet costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
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Ashleigh G
1 contribution
Fantastic enjoyable afternoon
Oct 2021 • Couples
We went to the park on a wet Wednesday afternoon (6th Oct). Every person we spoke to was lovely, friendly and had so much knowledge to share. Would especially like to mention the man in Tennessee house, unfortunately we did not catch his name, but spent so long chatting away to him about history and everything related to the park that it was very close to closing time, he was an absolute gem. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and would recommend to anyone
Written October 8, 2021
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mccrackendanny
County Wexford, Ireland8 contributions
Excelliant Experience
Sep 2021
The staff here are amazing, friendly, helpful and full of information about the park,
the park itself takes you back in time, the folk park is great for couples, family and kids, highly recommended
Written October 3, 2021
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Terri R
Sligo, Ireland37 contributions
Evocative and insightful
Sep 2021
We went this morning drawn by an advert for the glass potatoes exhibit however the park was amazing and the staff friendly and knowledgable a really excellent experience the school house felt sad and joyless and the man made it very real as he gave us its history. it’s all well laid out a great walk and amazing value for money. the cafe was an added bonus with lovely food and excellent coffee I would go again with visitors to show them. my own history is that of poor catholic emigrees from Belfast and I live in the republic now I really loved this park thank you.
Written September 22, 2021
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tankywalk
Northern Ireland, UK202 contributions
WELL WORTH THE EFFORT
Sep 2021
Have not been here for nearly 40 yrs, so decided another trip was called for. Excellent day, it takes arond 2 + hours to get around and see all the exhibits, some have staff in traditional costume of the particular exhibit who explain what it was like to live at that time.
Written September 19, 2021
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ML
3 contributions
My experience at the Ulster American State Park!
Sep 2021
I am an American and made a trip to see an old High-school friend. We decided to go to this park and let me tell you the people were not only good at representing their heritage, not only their country , but these people, these people are the kindest I’ve ever met in my life. I felt out at home more than I do when I am home. The people that work there are outstanding from the beginning to the end. The guy that welcomed us to the park where you purchase tickets was extremely pleasant for someone with such a mundane job. I then met the lovely person making the bread onsite, Wow, the bread is unbelievable, eat the bread! The lady before handing out the bread of course told an amazing story to that part of the trip, very believable , very kindhearted lady. I then met an older gentleman named Frank, this guy made my day with kind eyes and his amazing presence in the meeting house. His story telling was above and beyond and by the end it felt as if my grandfather was telling me a story of past times. If it wasn’t for COVID restrictions that man would have gotten a hug. The next for me was the fur trapper, this guy to was phenomenal in his art of storytelling. Listen please, this place is worth you’re time I assure you, I can’t at the moment remember everything because I’m simply overwhelmed but everyone was very pleasant. Even down to the guy serving ice cream, he was awesome at his job and refused to take my tip, lol, I said please sir, he replied no, I said but sir please, again with a smile but said he does not need a tip, wow. These people have a very repetitive job but yet treat each person as if it’s the first time every time and that I believe is just the way of the Irish people. They are a genuine kind of people and if I had my way I would live here in a heartbeat even if I had to smell like turf, hats off to the park and the people of Ireland.
Written September 6, 2021
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DublinBatty
Dublin19 contributions
Very interesting tour
Sep 2021 • Solo
I had to visit alone as we had our dog and dogs are not allowed so my husband stayed with him. I loved it and reasonable price to get in. It was quiet and I was able to chat to most of people in the costumes. Would definitely recommend
Written September 6, 2021
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Rachel R
7 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2021
Pleasantly surprised how much I and my family enjoyed this museum. Our group comprised of our kids (age 12 & 10), us (middle age parents) & my elderly mother. We all came away having learnt so much more about the Irish emigration journey. The park is really well designed with lots of interesting displays. We loved the outside part, looking through the old style buildings. The costumed character staff were very friendly and helpful. They were great at engaging everyone in our group. The facilities are good & we enjoyed a lovely lunch & tea/coffee & cakes in the cafe. If you're in that part of Northern Ireland or in Ireland it's well worth a visit.
Written August 31, 2021
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KC-belfast
Belfast, N.Ireland39 contributions
Great day out.
Aug 2021 • Family
We haven't visited for years so weren't sure what to expect. The walk around the old houses was great. Lots of people explaining the history of the houses. Café was lovely, run by loaf so great food. Don't miss the indoor exhibits. They were excellent with lots of information and diaramas. Thoroughly recommend visiting. Nice shop too. We were there nearly four hours.
Written August 15, 2021
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frodoireland_11
Dublin, Ireland186 contributions
Nice Visit. Check It Out If Your Ever In Omagh
Aug 2021 • Solo
Nice place. Outside Omagh. Loved the old house's and the way of living many years ago. The people were also friendly there too.
Written August 13, 2021
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Heather C
2 contributions
A fantastic experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
We had a wonderful day at the park. There was a great balance between information to read and the actual displays. It was most interesting and informative. The staff also deserve a special mention. They were so friendly and we were particularly impressed with how well they engaged with the children in other family groups. It was also great value for money! It is fantastic that someone was inspired to preserve these buildings before they disappeared under a bulldozer, and great that their vision also actually took place! Thank you.
Written August 6, 2021
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Ulster American Folk Park is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM