Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Journey between worlds at Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum designed to explore the historical link between Ulster and America. The museum sheds a light on the experiences of nearly 2 million immigrants who sailed from Ulster to America between 1700 and 1900. The site is divided into two sections (Old and New World) and uses volunteers dressed in period costume to demonstrate techniques and skills used by immigrants on a daily basis, including cooking, embroidery, spinning, printing, and bread making. The park also contains the renowned Center for Migration Studies, which houses a library of over 10,000 books, maps, photographs, and periodicals. Check online for a detailed list of the museum’s upcoming festivals and exhibitions. Put Ulster American Folk Park into our Omagh trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a fantastic park that allows you to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors as they traveled from their homeland to America. You can see the different homes that people of different trades a...  more »
  • This is a 'must see' attraction,you will not be disappointed. The trail is set out in an easy to follow way, the interior exhibits are amazing and well organized. The staff go out of their way to be h...  more »
  • We recently took a group of college students here on our spring break program. It was a raw, wet day in March so there weren't very many visitors and the park wasn't fully staffed. Of course, the weat...  more »
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  • We took our family here. We had lots of fun and the staff were really passionate about bringing history to life. He kids had loads of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We would highly recommend it.
  • Great place for a great day out, weather permitting. I would recommend check the weather before going as most of the museum is outdoors. When you get there you will step back in time to the old days in Ireland. Take as long as you like to walking about the houses. So you can take in as much information as you can. The staff in each of the houses are very friendly and very informative. Eventually you will come to a small town which is the last part of Ireland. Here you will board the ship that take you across the sea to the America. You will arrive in America at a small town, this gives you a chance to see what life would have been like in America in days gone by. From here you will walk around more houses but of a different design to the houses in Ireland, as your now walking back in time in America. The whole tour is self guided and can take as long as you require I would say approximately 2 hours +. At the main arrivals building there is a souvenir shop and also a restaurant, but if the weather is good why not bring a packed lunch.
  • I went with 4 of my Grand children and we had a wonderful experience. The guides were excellent, couldn't phrase them enough. Our Grandkids loved them all. The exhibition really surprised me, it was the best I've ever visited, the inside and outside exhibits were excellent. Great value for the money, defiantly worth another visit next Summer
  • Great day out , weather permitting,costumed guides lots of interesting stories of Irish family life and emigration to America, highly recommend
  • This is a group of buildings (some of which are original) with costumed guides telling the stories of Irish emigrants settling in America. The exhibition center has a lot of reading but is very interesting. There's also a Titanic exhibit. There are buildings and streets from both Ireland and America. The costume guides do demonstrations and explain the buildings and stories of the people that lived in them. This is fantastic value at £9 per adult. There are also very good rate family tickets
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