Weir Farm National Historic Site Featured as National Park Service Getaway
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Weir Farm National Historic Site - This week's National Park Getaway
WILTON, Conn. - From US Route 7, a winding road leads through a pastoral yet itriguing landscape. Busy interstates recede in your rear-view mirror, leaving only the summer breeze and the idle hours ahead. Nestled between stone walls, dense woods, and historic red buildings stands the entrance to Weir Farm National Historic Site.
The countryside brims with life: a junior ranger triumphantly shows off her new badge, a family sits down to sketch together in the shade of an apple tree, a few old friends reunite on a weekend hike to Weir Pond, and, in the background, an artist paints the scene right before your eyes. Read more
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Did You Know?
Many famous artists have found inspiration at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and John Twachtman have all painted on site. More...