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.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Weir Farm National Historic Site works together with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut to bring inner-city Girl Scouts from the Stamford and Bridgeport, Connecticut communities to the park for educational field days. This partnership program began with a two-year pilot in the summer of 2010 , in which meaningful experiences were provided to nearly 400 underserved minority youth from economically disadvantaged communities. These Girl Scouts experience a full day of immersive, educational programming, thanks in part to transportation funding provided by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. They explore the outdoors, build leadership skills, find beauty in nature through art, and learn about their nation's history while building a relationship with their local national park.
During each field day, these non-traditional girl scouts participate in the Art Alive! curriculum-based program, the Take Part in Art program, the Junior Ranger Pond Pack activity, and fun games like the Weir Farm Relay. They are led on tours of the site and an educational hike including nature-based learning activities and unstructured exploration at Weir Pond. At the end of the day, the Girl Scouts are sworn in as official Junior Rangers, and partake in Paintbrush Limbo!
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.