• 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.

Pond and Woodland Area

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View of Weir Pond from the dam Julian Alden Weir had constructed in the late 19th century.
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
 

Woodland Area
A dense forested canopy created by a variety of hardwood trees, intermittent streams, wetlands.

 

Weir Pond
Julian Alden Weir referred to the pond as the Boston Art Club Pond. Weir had the pond built using the prize money he received after The Truants won 1st Prize at the 1896 Boston Art Club Exhibition. Weir Pond has been a recreation destination and an area of artistic creation for more than 100 years.

 

Caretaker's House and Garage
After Julian Alden Weir took possession of his Branchville farm, his brother, John Ferguson Weir recommended that Julian rehabilitate the home across Nod Hill Road for a caretaker's residence. This area would continute to serve that function for the next 70 years. Today, these buildings act as the home and studio for the park's artist-in-residence.

Did You Know?

Weir Studio - Photo by Peter Margonelli

Weir Farm National Historic Site is one of two visual art sites in the National Park Service. The other site is Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, dedicated to the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. More...