Be A Village Explorer This Summer at Westfield Heritage Village
This summer join us at Westfield Heritage Village and Be A Village Explorer. During July and August from Monday to Saturday visitors have a number of options to explore Westfield.
A Stroll Through History in the Countryside
Visitors are welcome to walk our grounds and trails from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. While the historic buildings are closed use the self-guided brochure to learn more about the historical buildings that are preserved at this living history museum. A Picnic area and washrooms are available. Cost is $4.00 per adult and youth 17 years and younger are free. Hamilton Conservation Authority members are also free.
Build On Your Experience
Down load Westfield’s free game app to your phone and build on your fun. The download can be done at home before your visit or when you arrive at Westfield. Not only does the app provide a self-guided experience of the closed buildings, but also provides a fun game as you collect virtual artifacts to start your own new virtual farm.
Be A Village Explorer
Every afternoon in July and August from Monday to Saturday join our program interpreter for an engaging and interactive tour of Westfield at 2:00 p.m. This guided tour is approximately one and half hours in length and takes visitors inside 6-8 historical buildings including our very popular D’Aubigny Inn, School House, Train Station and General Store. As an explorer you will unpack the past at the Inn to discover what our pioneers may have brought along on their journey to settle their farm. School is an important part of every young explorer’s life. Come find out what an average day may have included in our Victorian one room schoolhouse. Have you ever used a slate pencil? The tour will stop at the train station. You may recognize this building as the set location for the Bright River Train Station in the Sullivan production of Anne of Green Gables starring Megan Follows. Recreate the famous scene of Anne sitting on a bench on the station platform waiting for Matthew. The General Store is the final destination. Home of Eddie D. Cat Confectionery, this early 1900s store is truly a step back in time. Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase a refreshing old fashioned soda or satisfy a sweet craving.
The cost is $10.00 for an adult and $5.00 for a youth 6-17 years. Children 5 and under are free.