History and Heritage

Arthur Cottage

Photograph of breadmaking in Arthur Cottage

Arthur Cottage, 4 miles from Ballymena town, is situated in the heart of County Antrim. Only a short walk from the village of Cullybackey, it is the ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st President of the United States of America. 

Enter this carefully restored cottage and be transported to a bygone era and see how the Arthur family lived in the late 18th Century. Follow the story of the Arthur family and trace the link from a rural village in Northern Ireland to the American Presidency.

Arthur Cottage provides an educational experience for all ages. Baking demonstrations over the open turf fire by ladies dressed in period costume take place and visitors can come along on selected days and enjoy the soda bread and pancakes.

Traditional Music Nights are frequently held in the Cottage throughout the year. Please check with the Visitor Information Centre for the next session.

For group bookings on other dates throughout the year, please contact the Visitor Information Centre on T: 028 2563 5010 / 5011. Small entry fee applies.

Opening Times:


Saturdays only
12noon– 3pm (Baking demonstration at 1pm).

July and August:

Fridays and Saturdays
12noon – 3pm

Group bookings may be made for any Monday to Saturday by appointment.

For further information and bookings contact Ballymena Visitor Information Office on

T: 028 256 35010


Co. Antrim