Burlingham House Visitor Center Closed
Please note the visitor center is closed December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Park grounds are open daily year-round from dawn to dusk. Maps, brochures, and the Passport to Your National Parks stamp are available on the porch of the visitor center.
Winter Weather Information
Although park grounds remain open in snowy weather, snow removal will be minimal and restrooms may be locked. Be aware and plan ahead, as trails and parking areas may not be cleared. Use caution if driving to the park, as road conditions may be hazardous.
National Park Service, Weir Farm National Historic Site
A total of seven reptile species were found at Weir Farm National Historic Site during a rigorous inventory in 2000. Included were Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentine), Box turtle (Terrapene Carolina), and Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata). Also included were Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis), Northern Water snake (Nerodia sipedon), and Northern Ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctuatus edwardsii).
Occasionally sighted along the trails and near the pond are Painted and Snapping Turtles; while Common Garter Snakes can be seen along the trails, in the hedges, or hiding among the tall grasses in the field. Northern black snakes are often found soaking up sun on rocks at the edge of Weir Pond.
Did You Know?
Weir Farm National Historic Site was home to six artists: painter Julian Alden Weir, sculptor Mahonri Young, painter Dorothy Weir Young, painter Doris Andres and painter Sperry Andrews. More...