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Westfield Heritage Village Doors Open Hamilton

Westfield Heritage Village

Westfield Heritage Village, a living history museum, consists of over 35 restored historical buildings dating from the early 1800s. Various building types are positioned as a small village within a natural conservation area of over 202 hectares (500 acres). The village was started by two high school teachers – D. Glenn Kilmer and Golden L. MacDonell – who purchased the original 12-hectare (30-acre) site to create an outdoor museum preserving 19th-century rural life. They purchased their first building, the Jerseyville Train Station, outbidding a local farmer who wanted it for his farm as an outbuilding. Six more buildings were added before it was officially opened in 1964. Some 30 buildings later, the village is a thriving cultural centre that features educational programs and events year-round. Take a virtual tour of this spectacular site in the video below.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Kid-friendly
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1049 Kirkwall Road (Regional Road 552)
Rockton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-621-8851
Email: westfield@conservationhamilton.ca
https://westfieldheritage.ca

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various
Building type: Attraction, Museum
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Hamilton

Westfield Heritage Village 1049 Kirkwall Road (Regional Road 552)