Located in the townland of Dreen at the western end of the village of Cullybackey, across the River Maine, this cottage was the ancestral home of Chester A. Arthur, twenty-first president of the United States. In 1815 Arthur’s father left Cullybackey for America. Chester was born in 1829, the last president until Barack Obama to be a first-generation American. He served as president between 1881 and 1885. The thatched cottage has been carefully restored to reflect rural Ulster life in the eighteenth century. The exhibition tells the story of the Arthur family and follows Chester Arthur’s life from childhood to the White House.
At the present time the cottage is closed following a fire.
Dreen Cullybackey, 21a Dreen Road, Cullybackey, BT42 1EB
0044 28 2563 5900