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.
Materials to Loan
To offer fun and meaningful place-based learning experiences for students, Weir Farm National Historic Site provides resources and support to teachers like you. Resources for teachers include free professional development workshops and insider access to the park's cultural and natural resources which include historic structures, stone walls, trails, gardens, forests, wetlands, meadows, Weir Pond, and the park's resource library. The park also loans a variety of materials for teachers to use as they instruct lessons on-site and in the classroom. Current available items for loan include:
Art supplies, including painting and sketching materials
10 Garmin eTrex Legend HCx GPS Units
1 Vortex Razor HD Spotting Scope and Digital Adapter
10 Kodak EasyShare Digital Cameras
1 LaMotte GREEN Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring Kit
40 Pair Binoculars
10 Suunto A-10 Recreational Compasses
15 Sets of Tree Identifier Cards
15 National Audubon Society Field Guides of New England
15 Pond Life Golden Guide Books
13 Medium-sized Terrariums
8 Medium-sized Bug/Butterfly Houses for Viewing
20 Butterfly Nets
20 Pond Nets
50 Mats to sit on in the landscape
2 Giant Frames for activities in the landscape
Portfolios containing 6 Julian Alden Weir prints
Laminated National Park System Maps
If you are interested in using any of these items during a future visit with your students or would like more information on scheduling a free professional development workshop through the A Park for Every Classroom program, please contact the park's Education Program Coordinator at (203) 834-1896 ext. 11.
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Did You Know?
Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in the historic town of Branchville, Connecticut. It was named for the "branch" of the train line that used to connect the Danbury railroad to the center of Ridgefield, Connecticut.