Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio Under Restoration
The historic Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio are currently undergoing restoration and are closed to the public. The Burlingham House Visitor Center and park grounds remain open and available during regular hours. More »
Winter Weather Information
Although park grounds remain open in snowy weather, snow removal will be minimal and restrooms may be locked. Be aware and plan ahead, as trails and parking areas may not be cleared. Use caution if driving to the park, as road conditions may be hazardous.
Water everywhere! Time to paint?
May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
The dreary weather of last week has disappeared and the early summer heat has returned with a vengeance. Many of the bright flowers that so captivated visitors’ camera lenses for the past few weeks have already surrendered to the overwhelming assault of green, and the sun has unleashed its most unforgiving rays, indiscriminately bestowing sunburns on unsuspecting noses and shoulders and necessitating the use of sunglasses. Quite appropriate then, that yesterday’s staff meeting focused on safety precautions and heat stroke awareness. Integrated Resources Program Manager Greg led the group in a nail-biting emergency simulation involving hypothetical groundskeepers Lars, Olaf, and several unfortunate events that befell them; ie., heatstroke, ladder mishap, eye poked by vicious lilac branch. Remember to slather on the sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and always have your cell phone with you before setting off on your next visit to Weir Farm National Historic Site!
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Did You Know?
Painter Julian Alden Weir installed stars on the ceiling of all three of his studios. He had three studios: one in New York City, one in Windham, CT and one behind his home in Branchville, CT. Visitors will be able to see the original stars in his Branchville studio at Weir Farm National Historic Site once the Weir Studio has been restored in late 2013.