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“Fun Educational and one to not miss!”

Ulster American Folk Park
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Omagh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We visited this interactive museum as part of our trip to Carndonagh, Donegal. It was such an engaging experience for the children to really see, feel and hear how people used to live.
Our son was chosen as one of the apprentices in the old forge demo - he loved it!
Having people dressed in the attire to tell you about days gone by meant the children were captivated.
Then we "took the boat" over to the american side and found out how the Irish emigrants lived and worked.
Be careful we found it closed on Monday! Check times before setting off.

Thank Antonia B
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Always very interesting. Love the outdoor part of the tour, travelling through an immigrants life from Ireland to America by visiting the houses that people lived in.
Just wish the shops on Ulster St were open more often- the chemist is great!

Thank Polkadots8
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

The best open air museum we have visited. Spent hours visiting the large number of buildings on the site. Not over crowded with many helpful and informative staff across the site.

1  Thank KerriandMichael
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Ulster American Folk Park was one of the best open air museums that I have had the pleasure to visit. The route takes visitors from Northern Ireland onto the ship and then out in the United States. Each building is staffed by knowledgeable and interesting costumed team members. The recreations are very well done and realistic down to the choking peat smoke in the early houses. I loved the middle bit where you had the chance to explore what one of the ships that would have taken immigrants across the ocean would have been like. You arrived at the ship from an Irish village and then when you left the building you found yourself in an American shop.

The associated library is an excellent facility if you are tracing your family routes.

If all of this leaves you hungry the coffee shop had great food which was clearly homemade.

A great way to learn about Irish/American immigration.

2  Thank Rachellejv
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a great place for people of all ages to see life in days gone past in Ireland. The park has transported actual houses from different periods of Irish history and reassembled them here. The park normally has people in period clothing walking around interacting with visitors, however it was off season when we were there and only a few people were dressed up. There is a working black smith shop, stores, churches as well as many more.
After visiting the Irish side, "cross over" to the New World a.k.a America via a wooden ship you can board and walk around to get an understanding what that journey was like. The ship is dry docked..so no actual sailing involved..but when you disembark there is a street recreation of actual buildings from America similar to what immigrants would have actually seen.
The American side, again is actual AND recreated America through several hundred years.
There is a cafeteria for lunch and was afun an educational day out.

1  Thank getgoing2
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