Visit Dan Winter’s House in Armagh

This amazingly preserved house was the ancestral home of Dan Winters, one of the founding members of the Orange Order. In fact, the house is generally accepted as the meeting place following the Battle of the Diamond; where the decision to form the Orange Order was made. Find out all about the Battle of the Diamond in 1795 and the forming of the Orange Order today!

What are the opening times?

You’re in luck; the house and museum is open every single day (7 days a week)! It opens from Monday to Saturday, 10:30 to 17:30 and on Sundays from 14:00 to 17:30.

This early 18th century listed vernacular farmhouse was re-thatched and restored in 2000 with a large proportion of the original fabric having been conserved. The cottage has been maintained by the Winter family down the years, and on display are relics from the Battle of the Diamond and old farming and dairy artefacts. The original timber, used to build the cottage, has just been dated to reveal this is probably one of the last houses to use Irish Oak as a building timber.

  • Monday – 10:30 to 17:30
  • Tuesday – 10:30 to 17:30
  • Wednesday – 10:30 to 17:30
  • Thursday – 10:30 to 17:30
  • Friday – 10:30 to 17:30
  • Saturday – 10:30 to 17:30
  • Sunday – 14:00 to 17:30

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