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

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

Nature & Science

Turkeys
Two turkeys and several poults walk along a path.
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
 
Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in the Southern New England Coastal Plains and Hills in the southern part of Connecticut. Located in the towns of Ridgefield and Wilton, the park includes: successional old fields, mesic successional hardwood forests, vernal wetland areas, streams, a pond, rocky ridges and two farmsteads with their associated outbuildings.
 
Animals

The animal community at Weir Farm National Historic Site consists of white-tailed deer, squirrels, woodchuck, cotton-tail rabbit, turkey, fox, turtles, frogs, salamanders, panfish in the pond, and a variety of songbirds.

 
Plants

Find out "What's Blooming" at Weir Farm National Historic Site using our monthly guides.

 
Environmental Factors

Learn more about Environmental Monitoring programs, Water Quality and Forest Health, and invasive plants at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Natural Features & Ecosystems

All of the property east of Nod Hill Road is included within the Norwalk River Watershed. Learn more about the ecosystems at Weir Farm National Historic Site here.

 
Weir Pond
Inventory and Monitoring
Interested in learning more about the park's natural resources? Check out species lists, reports, resource briefs, climate change information, and an interactive Google Map on the park's
Inventory and Monitoring page. This informative site is prepared by the Northeast Temperate Network, a regional team of resource monitoring experts!

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.