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Burlington Magnetic Hill
King Rd, 1.5 km north of North Service Rd
It can 'pull' a car over its crest when set in neutral.

Flamborough Heritage Society & Archives
163 Dundas Street East
Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0

Over 12 walking tours. Brochures are available for visitors to learn about Flamborough's heritage, together with history books and historical exhibitions. Information is available for people researching Flamborough's heritage and history. Free parking.

Ireland House Museum
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7P 5A8

Built between 1835-1837 Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers. He emigrated from Bowes, Yorkshire, England in 1819 and petitioned for land at Oakridge Farm. Ireland House was occupied by Joseph and his descendants up until 1985.
In 1987 the City of Burlington purchased the property from the estate of Marie Ireland Bush. The homestead has since been restored to illustrate 3 distinct time periods, representing the generations of Irelands who lived in the house.
Ninety percent of the furnishings are original to the Ireland family. The property consists of 3.68 acres of woodland, gardens, and picnic areas. Open Tuesday - Friday 10 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Closed, Mondays & Saturdays. Admission: Adult:, $ 3.50, Senior / Student:, $ 3.25, Child (5-12 years): $ 2.00, Child (Under 5 years): Free

Joseph Brant Museum
1240 North Shore Boulevard East
Burlington, ON L7S 1C5

The Joseph Brant Museum is housed in a replica of the house built by Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, the prominent Mohawk leader and Loyalist who moved to the head of Lake Ontario in the early 19th century.
In 1798 the Mohawk leader was granted 3,40 acres on Burlington Bay by King George III for his services to the Crown during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution.
The Museum exhibits artifacts that relate to the story of Joseph Brant, Burlington's history as a community and the Eileen Collard Gallery of Historic Costumes and Textiles collection, Ontario's 2nd largest collection of historic clothing. The museum was built in 1937/38 and opened its doors in June, 1942 as a one-room exhibit gallery. Today the museum has more than 2,200 square feet of exhibit space and houses more than 10,000 artifacts.
Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm offer tours and hold a variety of special events during the year which celebrate our heritage.
Open Monday - Friday 10 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Admission: Adult:, $ 3.50, Senior / Student:, $ 3.25, Child (5-12 years): $ 2.00, Child (Under 5 years): Free

White Rock Ostrich Farm
Phone: (519) 856 2629
Take 401 west to Regional Rd 25 (formally HWY 25). Go north on 25 to 25th side road. Turn left on 25th Side Road and continue to 4th line and turn right. We are the 5th mail box on the right.
This real ostrich farm provides a total learning experience for kids of all ages, from seeing the eggs and how they hatch, and seeing an Ostrich chicks. Kids experience the farming aspect while learning about where our meat comes from today.

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