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Ulster American Folk Park

Emigrants: Two Centuries of Emigration

Over two million people left Ulster in the 1700s and 1800s. This exhibition tells the story of why so many people left, how they travelled to America and what life was like when they got there.

Permanent display

Exit Menu

Follow the emigrant journey through these four sections.

People and Places

People came from all social classes and religious denominations.

Failure and Opportunity

Why did they leave? This section will offer some answers.

Transport and Migration

Crossing 3,000 miles of the Atlantic Ocean was long and dangerous.

Survival and Prosperity

What was happening in America? How did this impact the life of the emigrant.