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Digital Doors Open Burlington

Explore some traditional Doors Open Burlington sites without having to leave home. The following sites offer tours, videos and activities that will engage people of all ages.

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Info from the Museums of Burlington

In an effort to support public health and government directives with respect to COVID-19, the Museums of Burlington has cancelled Doors Open Burlington for 2020.

We look forward to hosting again in 2021, when we will help to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doors Open Ontario.

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Ireland House Museum Doors Open Burlington

Ireland House Museum

Built in 1837, Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1820, he purchased the land that would become the future site of his family home. Ireland and his descendants occupied this house until 1985. Today, the site consists of the original homestead, gardens, woodland, a potting shed, a cottage/drive shed and picnic area. Be sure to take this virtual tour as part of Digital Doors Open and explore this beautiful home. Or take a look at their online exhibit, Then/Now, to explore everyday Burlington locations with extraordinary stories.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Email: museuminfo@burlington.ca
http://museumsofburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Thursday December 31, 2020
Part of Digital Doors Open Burlington

Royal Botanical Gardens Doors Open Burlington

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) are the largest botanical gardens in Canada, a National Historic Site and have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, protecting 1,100 hectares (2,700 acres) of environmentally sensitive areas. Through displays, research, tours, demonstrations, trails and conservation activities, the RBG teaches us all about the importance of plants and nature, and how best to become environmental stewards in our own communities. Download a map before you visit, and be sure to check their website to learn about their COVID-19 protocols. During Digital Doors Open, the robust RBG at Home program offers videos and activities for all ages. Learn from RBG experts as they answer your gardening questions (see the video below). There’s a Culinary Corner of downloadable recipes for things like Lilac Honey Cake or Coconut Carrot Energy Balls, an informative blog, lots of activities for kids, and exciting teacher resources (including Virtual Field Trips and Lesson Plans).

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

680 Plains Road West
Burlington, Ontario
www.rbg.ca

Architecture

Landscape: Garden, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Thursday December 31, 2020
Part of Digital Doors Open Burlington