Burlingham House Visitor Center Closed
Please note the visitor center is closed December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Park grounds are open daily year-round from dawn to dusk. Maps, brochures, and the Passport to Your National Parks stamp are available on the porch of the visitor center.
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.
Branchville - August 1883
Branchville, August 2, 1883
John Ferguson Weir, tending the farm, to his brother, Julian Alden Weir, abroad on his honeymoon:
I tinker about the premises and hold the reins over the work which is needful. Your crops are doing finely. The barn is full of hay, and the potatoes and corn are in fine shape. My dear fellow, may your “corn and wine and oil increase”… We often speak of you as we sit on the pleasant porch in the evening twilight. I imagine you and Anna, seated in your two armchairs, sitting in these twilights in future summers. I advise you to hang on to this place, old boy; a “lonesome lodge” which is a pleasant place of retreat in storm and drought—is no bad thing to have—for an artist—keep it trim and untrammeled and you will find it a haven of refuge.
Did You Know?
Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in both Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut. The main house is located in Ridgefield and the visitor center is in Wilton.