Ulster American Folk Park
A living history museum of emigration narrating the story of the millions of people who emigrated from Ireland throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Old World and New World layout of the museum has over 30 exhibit buildings and illustrates the various aspects of emigrant life on both sides of the Atlantic. Traditional Irish thatched buildings, American log houses and a full-scale replica emigrant ship help to bring a bygone era back to life. The Ulster Street has been reconstructed using the finest collection of original 19th century shop fronts from all over Northern Ireland including Reilly's Pub, Blair's Print Shop, the Post Office, Hill's Chemist and Reynolds Rope-makers.
The Brig Union emigrant ship is recreated at the dockside gallery complete with a shipping agent's house originally built in 1821 at Great George's Street, Belfast. There is also an 18th century lodging house from Derry City, which housed emigrants before their voyage to America. The American Street has the General Store from circa 1880, Woodstock, North Virginia and is packed full of typical goods required for the American Frontier.
The museum also includes an indoor 'Emigrants' exhibition.
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