The Ulster American Folk Park brings history to life in telling the story of our ancestors who emigrated from Ulster to North America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Ulster and America at the Ulster American Folk Park. Explore traditional farmhouses and walk along well-trodden pathways to learn about rural life in Ulster. Experience the cramped quarters of a full-scale emigrant ship and get a sense of what the dangerous journey to America was like. Discover how Ulster's emigration impacted North America and don't miss the traditional craft demonstrations by talented costumed guides, showcasing everything from wool spinning to willow weaving.
Allow yourself 2 to 3 hours to make the most of your visit and see all that the museum has to offer, including the heart-wrenching tales of women who emigrated from 1838 to 1918 in the "Bad Bridget" exhibition. Check out the Ulster American Folk Park website to browse the fantastic range of exhibitions and events currently available.
Please note that food and drink items are not allowed in the galleries, but there are picnic tables located around the perimeter of the main public car park. The main gift shop has a wide range of gifts inspired by the museum's collections, including books, toys, and souvenirs.
Don't miss out on iconic locations like the Emigrants Gallery, Mellon Homestead, Campbell House, Hughes House, Ulster Street, Ship & Dockside Gallery, American Street, Samuel Fulton Stone House, West Pennsylvania Log House, and Tennessee Rogan Plantation House.
As much of the museum is in a large open-air site, it is recommended to wear sensible shoes, appropriate clothing for the time of year, and bring waterproofs in case of rainy days. Visit the Ulster American Folk Park for an unforgettable journey through history.