Ulster American Folk Park to celebrate American Indepence Day this weekend

The attraction in Omagh will put on a variety of family-friendly activities on July 3 and 4.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 2:23 pm
Events include a reading of the Declaration of Independence

The Ulster American Folk Park allows visitors to embark on a journey back in time from the Old World of Ulster to a New World on the American frontier.

Its annual American Independence celebrations mark the Declaration of Independence of the United States, immersing visitors in one of American history’s most significant moments.

The celebrations will include dramatic re-enactments of the reading of the Declaration of Independence and engagement with characters from the American frontier. Soldiers from the American Revolutionary War will display their skills and

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drills, while ‘Fur Trappers’ and ‘Traders’ will abound with their stories and wares, fresh from the Rocky Mountains.

Visitors will also be treated to Punch and Judy Shows and traditional American games, whilst tasting seasonal pioneer treats.

In line with government advice and public health guidelines, the museum has carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and has put the required safety processes in place.

John-Paul Coyle, visitor services manager at Ulster American Folk Park, said: “We are taking every precaution to offer visitors a safe and enjoyable immersive experience with us and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors for a fantastic weekend which will be jam-packed with activities for all ages.”

The Independence Day events will take place on July 3 and 4. Visitors are asked to pre-book time slots online to visit. For opening times, pre-booking and further details visit www.nmni.com.