Things To Do

You’ll find lots to do at Weir Farm NHS! Explore the historic gardens and grounds. Take a hike. Enjoy guided and self-guided tours. Take part in art, even if you never considered yourself an artist. Discover the remarkable people and place that shaped American Impressionism and left a lasting legacy for all to enjoy.

The grounds of this 74-acre national park are open year-round from dawn to dusk, and you are welcome to explore the park on your own. To customize your visit, help yourself to park brochures, self-guided tours, Junior Ranger activities and the National Park Passport stamp found on the Visitor Center porch.

Here are just a few of the many wonderful things that await you at Weir Farm NHS:

  • Be an artist for a day. Bring art supplies and create art in the shadow of great artists. No experience is required!
  • Enjoy an easy hike on the pond trail and look for a shagbark hickory tree wearing its shaggy coat!
  • Take in the season.  Experience the changing light and colors of each new season.
  • Step into a painting from over 100 years ago using the Painting Sites Brochure to tour the park!
  • Bring a friend or out-of-town guest, show them your favorite part of the park, and help them find theirs.

 

 

  • Become a Junior Ranger at any age.
  • Take a tour and fall in love with the Weir House and the two very different art studios.
  • Take the self-guided Walking Tour and pick your favorite spot.
  • Learn about the different types of stone walls.
  • Include monthly walks through the park as part of your fitness program and wonder at the changing seasons.
  • Admire the latest blooms in the historic garden. Smell the roses…lavender, trumpet vine and clematis.
  • Rest in the shade of the Weir House porch or picnic at the Stone Table before the weather turns cold.
  • Meditate in the Sunken Garden.
  • Snap a photo of something old and make it new by posting on social media.
  • Walk around the Weir Barn and look closely at its hand hewn craftsmanship.
  • Discover 15 shades of blue, red, grey or green in the light and shade of the sky, buildings, stonewalls, grass and trees.

Be sure to pick up a park map and brochures off the rack in the parking lot or Visitor Center porch.

Show Your Support and Join Us

Friends share a passion for Weir Farm NHS and are dedicated to supporting the park.

We invite you to join us!