VISIT

Friends of Weir Farm

 

Located on the border of Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut, Weir Farm National Historic Site leaves a lasting impression.

 

 

The Weir Farm Story

Friends of Weir Farm

 

Designed and preserved by artists, Weir Farm National Historic Site celebrates the power of creativity, art and nature.  A national park for the Arts, Weir Farm NHS includes the home, studio, and gardens of pioneering American Impressionist Julian Alden Weir.  It is the only national park dedicated to American Impressionist painting and notably one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art. 

Gardens inspired Impressionist painters with their light and color.  Designed to create intimate spaces, Weir’s ‘Secret Garden’ still beckons you to come in and find a quite moment.

While on site, also plan to visit Weir’s art studio and house and the studio of famous American sculptor Mahonri Young.  

The grounds of the 60-acre national park are open year round from dawn to dusk and you are welcome to visit the park on your own.  Help yourself to park brochures, self-guided tours, Junior Ranger activities, and the National Park Passport stamp on the Visitor Center porch to customize your visit.  The Visitor Center and historic buildings are open May to October.  Plein air painters, aspiring artists, and nature lovers are welcome year round.

Experience the beauty of this historic rural landscape and rediscover the beauty of light and color in everyday life. We hope to see you soon!

To learn more about Weir Farm National Historic Site, visit the park’s website.

 

Schedule

Grounds are open daily, year-round from sunrise to sunset. May 1 - October 31, Wednesday through Sunday:

  • Visitor Center and Museum Store open 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Free tours of the Weir House - 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Tours limited to 12 visitors, first come, first served.
  • Weir and Young Art Studios open 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Borrow art supplies on the Visitor Center porch.
 

Fees

There is no fee to visit Weir Farm NHS.  Donations of any amount to support the work of Friends of Weir Farm NHS are always welcome and appreciated.

 

Things to Do

Wonderful things await you at Weir Farm NHS!

  • Enjoy an easy hike on the pond trail; find Weir's famous quartz rock.
  • Rest in the shade of the Weir House porch and sit in the style of chairs that Weir liked best.
  • Go letterboxing.
  • Check out Art Bison in the landscape.
  • Be an artist for a day. Borrow art supplies and create art in the shadow of the great artists. No experience is required!
  • Take a tour and fall in love with the Weir House and the studios.
  • Take the self guided Walking Tour and pick your favorite spot.
  • Become a Junior Ranger at any age.
  • Learn about the different types of stone walls.
  • Include monthly walks through the park as part of your fitness program.
  • Smell the roses...lavender, trumpet vine, clematis and fall leaves.

Be sure to pick up a park map and borchures off the rack in the parking lot or Visitor Center porch. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Directions

For directions and maps of Weir Farm NHS, please refer to the park website.