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.
Register Now for Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists
Contact: Registration Line, 203-834-1896 ext. 28
There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to continue this tradition, Weir Farm National Historic Site will be offering a two-day Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop on Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This workshop is designed for beginning art students and artists interested in learning more about the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. Participants must have a basic understanding of their selected art form and be able to handle their own equipment for plein air fieldwork as well as for the studio workshop environment. Workshops will include introductory classroom lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant's artwork. Registration for this workshop is free, but space is limited to twelve artists, so please call early to secure a spot! First choice will be given to artists who have not participated in a previous Impressionist Painting Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site. However, for those artists who wish to return, names will be placed on a wait-list and considered as space allows. To register or for more information, please call (203) 834-1896 ext.28.
Did You Know?
Painter Julian Alden Weir wanted to build a rural retreat in the Keene Valley area of the Adirondacks, but decided instead that his farm in Branchville, Connecticut, now preserved as Weir Farm National Historic Site, would make a more suitable home for his family.