Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area is both a living history museum and a conservation area. As one of Ontario’s most interesting historical destinations, it boasts a stunning collection of over 35 historical buildings that have been restored to capture early Canadian culture and is nestled against the backdrop of 204 hectares of conservation land featuring woodlands, meadows and trails.
Visitors may enjoy hikes and walks 7 days a week. Throughout the year there are opportunities to see our volunteer interpreters provide demonstration and guided tours. Check out our event page for the next chance to visit inside the historical buildings.
Westfield also offers a variety of education programs. Groups can choose from several options, available on weekends and weekdays, that are curriculum-driven and come complete with teacher’s kits. Check out our Educational Programs.
Since the earliest years at Westfield, both staff and volunteers have worked hand in hand to build Westfield into the living history site that you see today. Learn more about volunteering at Westfield.
Westfield is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road, off Highway 8 in Rockton. For more information, call 519-621-8851 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOURS & EVENTS
Westfield Heritage Village Conservation Area is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.
Westfield does not require proof of vaccination for the activities that we are currently offering. Visitors are not required to wear a mask, but they are appreciated when it is not possible to maintain your distance in our small buildings.
D. Glenn Kilmer and Golden (Goldie) L. MacDonell, two Brantford high school teachers, purchased 30 acres in October, 1960 at the site which later became Westfield heritage Village. They envisioned a unique project which would develop a pioneer village as a non-profit educational institution to preserve and present the 19th century rural life in Upper Canada. Their vision became a reality when Westfield was officially opened to the public on June 15, 1964.
Westfield Heritage Village is owned and operated by the Hamilton Conservation Authority.