Frequently Asked Questions

Westfield Heritage Village FAQ's


Are Strollers permitted?
Strollers and wagons are a great way to explore the Village with your little ones.  In most cases, however, Westfield historic buildings are too small to accommodate modern strollers.  To help us in our preservation efforts and for the safety and comfort of other visitors, we ask that you please leave strollers and wagons outside the buildings.


May I bring my dog?
Service dogs are welcome.  Friendly, well-trained pet dogs may be brought to Westfield, but there are a few rules.  Dogs, including small dogs that are carried, may not enter any building.  All dogs must remain on a leash and under the control and supervision of their owner.  You must also clean up after your dog.  On special event days and during other busy times your dog might be happier at home.


What are the admission prices?
Admission to Westfield varies depending on the activities available on the day.  Please visit our admissions page for the current fees.


What do I need to know about parking?
On-site parking is available for most events but it is limited and does fill up for popular events.


Is food available?
Westfield’s food services vary with different events.  Light refreshments are available on all public program days at the General Store and/or the Gift Shop.  Fuller food services are available on bigger event days.  Contact Westfield for specific details at 519-621-8851.


Can I bring my own food?
Yes, Westfield is an ideal location for a picnic at the tables in the outdoor picnic area or on your own blanket in the Village.


How can I pay?
Payment by cash, debit or credit card can be made at Admissions and at the Gift Shop.  The General Store, Village kiosks and Ironwood restaurant are cash only.

Admission tickets can also be purchased online in advance here.


How accessible is Westfield?
Westfield is partially accessible and is working to improve our accessibility.  The roads and paths are packed fine gravel surface..  There may be areas that become soft during wet seasons.  Several buildings have wheelchair accessible ramps and the washrooms are accessible.  Some buildings have grab bars in place at entrances.  The historic buildings can be quite small inside and may have narrow doorways or steps to enter.  An all-terrain wheelchair is available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please contact us in advance of your visit for full details regarding accessibility.


Is there a gift shop?
Westfield has a Gift Shop and a General Store.  The Gift Shop offers many unique items and souvenirs, including locally made maple syrup.  Debit, credit and cash payment is available in the Gift Shop and it is managed by the Friends of Westfield.


Can I volunteer at Westfield?
Westfield has a wide range of volunteer opportunities.  In addition to being a volunteer interpreter in costume there are also opportunities for gardeners, maintenance workers, historic building restoration, costume construction and more.  To find out more, visit our volunteering page.


For further information contact Westfield at 519-621-8851 or email westfield@conservationhamilton.ca.