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 - March 1912
Branchville, March, 1912
Julian Alden Weir to his friend C.E.S.Wood:
We all expect to go abroad for two months this summer, July 13th and come back in September. This pleases the girls and Mrs. Weir, but honestly I would prefer to stay here. Yesterday I went up to Branchville for the day. It was balmy and the birds were singing and the odor of the earth was a most exhilarating perfume. The men were burning brush and everything looked lovely... This is about my time to get loose on the streams and I assure you fishing is not all in catching fish. A day in the open on a dancing stream is most exhilarating and if I do say it, it is ideal.
Did You Know?
Many famous artists have found inspiration at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and John Twachtman have all painted on site. More...