• From Right to Left: Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

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  • Park Closures September 7, 2014

    Please note that on Sunday, September 7th, the parking lot, visitor center, Weir Studio, and Young Studio will close at 1 pm for the annual Jazz in the Garden event. The 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm tours of the Weir House will not be offered.

Youth Programs

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Girl Scouts in the Burligham Barn with our Teacher-Ranger-Teacher
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
 

Engaging youth in meaningful, inspiring programs is a priority of the National Park Service and Weir Farm National Historic Site. Youth Programs are designed to connect youth and young adults with their local national park. Our goal is to expose youth and young adults to employment and educational opportunities and to develop the next generation of conservation and preservation leaders. Currently, the park works with a variety of partners to provide opportunities for youth. Through these partnerships, hundreds of local and underserved minority youth are reached each year.

 

Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Weir Farm National Historic Site partners with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut to bring inner-city youth to the park for fun, educational field days.

 

Woodcock Nature Center
This partnership brings Weir Farm National Historic Site's Take Part in Art program to Woodcock Nature Center's summer camp participants.

 

Groundwork Bridgeport
The Groundwork Bridgeport partnership creates employment and educational opportunities for youth at Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Did You Know?

Weir Studio - Photo by Peter Margonelli

Painter Julian Alden Weir wanted to build a rural retreat in the Keene Valley area of the Adirondacks, but decided instead that his farm in Branchville, Connecticut, now preserved as Weir Farm National Historic Site, would make a more suitable home for his family.