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“History Buffs Will Love This Place”

Westfield Heritage Village
Ranked #9 of 148 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“History Buffs Will Love This Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

If you like to time travel then this is the place for you and your family.Westfield Heritage Village is set in a forest of trees on the outskirts of Hamilton. There are over 35 historic buildings from the late 1800's to early 1900's. The buildings have been re-created from all over Ontario.Volunteer interpreters bring these buildings to life.
Reasonably priced and lots of fun for the lover of history.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Dundas, Canada
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74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“My grown children still love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

For many years we have been going as a family to Westfield during their special events, Halloween and Christmas. Even though now my children are young adults they still love to go. Christmas is by far our favourite. Enjoying a hot apple cider while touring the village and listening the stories and always ending the evening with fireworks. Always a hit!

Visited December 2012
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Kelowna, Canada
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178 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fabulous Historic Site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The volunteers were few and not many building were open when we visited that day because of the fair in Rockton. However, these folks really made a difference. This is a very charming and well maintained historic village. The restorations are very authentic and not overly cluttered. It is smaller than King's Landing in New Brunswick, not as many buildings as Fort Steele or Barkerville in BC but every bit as wonderful to see and enjoy.

Visited October 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lots to see. You'll feel like you're living in the past.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Lots of buildings. Lots of staff. Very interesting.

There's at least a dozen buildings to enter. Everything from a black smith's shop to a school house to a barn, etc. Period playing staff bring you back to simpler times. Special occasions are observed as they decorate the village with pumpkins, or Christmas displays, etc. The smell of burning logs and old time living bring your nostrils to life.

A tad bit expensive but well worth it. If you have the annual pass then you can get in for free.

The re-located heritage buildings put the final touch on a classic early days experience.

You can pack a lunch and/or buy from a modern cafeteria type building that was recently added a few years back.

Expect to spend a few hours.

They sometimes have special events like tractor shows.

Have fun!

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Leo B
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Mount Hope
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A trip back in time.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Well laid out and realisticly displayed. Takes you back in time for older people and a history lesson for the younger set.

Visited September 2012
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