Westfield is a stunning collection of over 35 historical buildings which has made Westfield one of the most interesting historical destinations in Ontario. Carefully restored and staffed with costumed interpreters, the buildings capture the true charm and spirit of early Canadian culture
Visitors may witness living history demonstrations and take part in guided tours of the 204-hectare site which is bordered by beautiful woodlands, meadows and trails.
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. At this time, the buildings are not open.
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.