Legacy of a Landscape

In June of 1882, painter Julian Alden Weir boarded a train from New York for his farm among the hills of Branchville, Connecticut. Once here, Weir and his family transformed their summer retreat into a creative refuge for friends and fellow artists. After Weir, artists Mahonri Young and Sperry Andrews lived and worked here, continuing the legacy of artistic expression that still inspires today.


View Weir Farm inspired artwork from museums around the world, all in one place.


Where is all the art? Right here! View Weir Farm inspired artwork from museums around the world, all in one place.

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A park ranger presenting a program.

Event Calendar

Planning a trip to Weir Farm National Historic Site? Check the calendar for any upcoming programs, tours, and special events!

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Julian Alden Weir, c. 1885

J. Alden Weir: American Impressionist

Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919) helped pioneer the development of American Impressionism. Learn about his incredible career and artistic legacy!

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Julian Alden Weir, Spring Landscape, Branchville, ca. 1882, watercolor on paper, 5” x 6 3/4 ”, Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Image Galleries

View online galleries, including artwork by and historic photographs of the artists and their families at Weir Farm National Historic Site.

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A young visitor enjoys painting with watercolors.

Take Part in Art

Discover your inner artist by sketching or painting 'en plein air' as artists have done at Weir Farm National Historic Site for over 130 years!

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Shubhada Kambli

Visitor of the Month

Learn more about Shubhada, our July 2015 Visitor of the Month.

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Summer 2015's Featured Volunteers, Liz and Amanda!

Seasonal Volunteer Spotlight

Meet two of Weir Farm National Historic Site's amazing volunteers in this Seasonal Volunteer Spotlight! Summer 2015 features Amanda and Liz!

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Artists on Site Exhibit

Artists on Site Exhibit

Learn about Artists on Site, the park's 25th anniversary retrospective exhibit, featuring original works by Artists-in-Residence and Visiting Artists

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Artist-in-Residence working in the on-site studio at Weir Farm.

Artist-in-Residence program

Artists-in-Residence are selected to spend one month living and working on site, helping perpetuate the unbroken artistic tradition.

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