The following list of cultural connections is in the greater Northern Ireland area.
Other areas of interest:
- Cultural Connections in Scotland
- Cultural Connections in inner London and Outside London
- Cultural Connections in Wales
Ulysses S. Grant Ancestral Homestead
U.S. President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant’s ancestors’ lived in this cottage.
The cottage has been restored to include a Civil War exhibit about President Grant.
Off A4 motorway
Andrew Jackson Center and U.S. Ranger Center
The Andrew Jackson Center consists of a restored farmhouse that was the home of Jackson’s parents and includes a number of exhibits about the 7th President.
Included in the gardens is a museum dedicated to the U.S. Rangers, an Army regiment who were first deployed in Carrickfergus in 1942.
Ulster American Folkpark
This living history museum is designed to give visitors an experience of the 18th and 19th century Ulster emigration to America.
Information about the Folkpark’s events can be found on the National Museums NI website.
President Woodrow Wilson Ancestral Home
President Woodrow Wilson’s ancestors emigrated from this house that is still occupied by the Wilson family.
For directions, please see: http://www.geographia.com
2m South-Eat of Strabane
Tel. +44 (0) 1662-243-292
The Harbor Museum preserves part of the Minnehaha, the last passenger ship immigrants used to make trips to the United States.
Well over 1 million Ulster immigrants arrived in America between 1720 and 1850.
Gray’s Printing Press
Gray’s Printing Press is where John Dunlap, the printer of the Declaration of Independence and America’s first daily paper the Pennsylvania Packet, was trained.
Address: 49 Main Street, Strabane, BT82 8AU
Stonewall Jackson Ancestral Home
General Stonewall Jackson was one of the most famous General’s in the Confederate Army.
His ancestral home is located here.
Also known as Derry this city has a number of interesting artifacts including the Earhart Center at Ballyarnet that marks the location where Amelia Earhart landed to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Londonderry was also one of the leading ports for those emigrating to the United States, and the town New Londonderry, New Hampshire, U.S.A, was named after the city.
President Chester Arthur Ancestral Home
Arthur Cottage is the ancestral home of the 21st President of the United States, Chester Alan Arthur. Arthur Cottage is located 4 miles from Ballymena town in County Antrim.
More information about the cottage, current events an visiting hours are at www.discovernorthernireland.com
4 miles from Ballymena town
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