Visitors may witness living history demonstrations and take part in guided tours of the 130-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.
Special Events happen throughout the year and include The Maple Syrup Festival, Ice Cream Festival and Twas The Night Before
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 now owned by the City of Hamilton and managed by the Hamilton Conservation Authority.