• 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.

Paris - May 1902

Paris, May 6, 1902

John Ferguson Weir, while abroad in Europe, to his brother Julian Alden Weir:

I look forward to hearing of your going to Branchville and all that that implies. Don’t get too much involved in affairs—keep the paints and make that business the conspicuous first. I fancy you coming along the road with a six foot canvas over your back and the old fresh glow of enthusiasm over a good day’s work… No glories here equal—or quite equal the glory of a fine day at Branchville when we have come in for a fine dinner after good day’s work: that marks the high watermark of joy and happiness. Goodbye, old boy—I again look out the window to waft a zephyr toward you…

Did You Know?

Stars on the ceiling of Weir's studio - Photo by Barry McCormick

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.