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

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

History & Culture

Weir Painting in Truant's Meadow
Julian Alden Weir painting in a field beyond a stone wall.
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
 

Weir Farm National Historic Site was home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism, acquired the farm in 1882. After Weir, the artistic legacy was continued by his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir Young and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young, followed by New England painters Sperry and Doris Andrews. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation's finest remaining landscapes of American art.

 
People
Learn more about the people of Weir Farm National Historic Site.
 

Places
With sixteen historic buildings and 60-acres of beautiful cultural landscape, these resources combine to tell the story of artists living and being inspired by the landscape at Weir Farm National Historic Site for more than 130 years.

Stories
Read historic letters from Weir's time at the farm to discover snapshots of America's agricultural, artistic and cultural history. Compare these with contemporary blog entries from interns that work at Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Did You Know?

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

The Land of Nod was the name given to his property, now preserved as Weir Farm National Historic Site, by Julian Alden Weir and his artist friends. Both Weir and Childe Hassam used the phrase to title works that were inspired by the local landscape.