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Burlington

Event information

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit heritage sites, noteworthy buildings and interesting locations – all free of charge. Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities throughout the day.

Doors Open Burlington is presented by the Museums of Burlington and is part of Burlington's Culture Days celebrations from September 28 to 30, 2018. Visit the Doors Open Burlington website for updates regarding the participating sites.

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Community information

Burlington is a thriving metropolitan city nestled on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and just steps away from the Niagara Escarpment.

Serving a community of over 183,000 residents, Burlington offers museums, art galleries and historical buildings for cultural exploration, alongside picturesque parks and ecological wonders – like the Bruce Trail – for outdoor enthusiasts.

Come and discover new locations and old favourites at this year’s Doors Open Burlington.

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Become a volunteer

Doors Open events cannot happen without the help of volunteers.

If you would like to learn about Burlington's history and heritage and have some fun in the process, submit a volunteer application form on the Doors Open Burlington website and join the Doors Open team!

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-332-9888
Email: hello@doorsopenburlington.com
Website: www.doburlington.com

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Freeman Station Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station

From 1854 to 1988, this location was Burlington's railway arrival and departure centre – connecting local residents with Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo. Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as Freeman Station) exhibits stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-320-7687
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-9888
http://museumsofburlington.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.