Among visitors, the Vintage Village is one of the favourite areas. A real excursion to the past, the village recreates some historical moments and places of Fairfield. There you can visit the "Hay Shed," which is similar to the hundreds of tin sheds built on farms throughout Australia, used for general storage. The items stored here reflect some of the rural industries that existed in the Fairfield area until the 1960s.
There are also some outstanding recreations of legendary buildings such as The Biz Newspaper Office and Wheatley's General Store. Inside the newspaper office you'll see the original printer used to produce The Biz, published for the first time in 1917. Wheatley's General Store dates back to 1892 and the original building still stands in The Crescent, one of Fairfield's main streets.
One of the most significant buildings found in the Vintage Village is the 1880s Slab Hut. Classified as a heritage item, the Slab Hut was built with roughly cut Australian hardwood. It is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Fairfield area and it's the best locally preserved example of a Victorian vernacular cottage. The house may have been constructed as early as 1836, the year that the township of Smithfield was first settled.
Caversham Cottage is another notable piece of history. Built in 1880 on Smart Street in Fairfield it was dismantled and rebuilt at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery. Caversham is a fine example of a late Australian Victorian period Georgian style weatherboard cottage.
Other buildings in this village include a schoolroom, called Victoria Street School, and The Blacksmith. The schoolroom reflects conditions in New South Wales schools from the 1930s to the 1950s. Visitors are invited to sit at the wooden desks and school students who visit have the opportunity to practice "running writing" using pen and ink. The Blacksmith is a favourite with school students who are shown how to make horseshoes, pokers and garden tools.