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

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

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  • Park Closures September 7, 2014

    Please note that on Sunday, September 7th, the parking lot, visitor center, Weir Studio, and Young Studio will close at 1 pm for the annual Jazz in the Garden event. The 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm tours of the Weir House will not be offered.

For Artists: Things to Know

An Artist Painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site
An artist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site
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Seeing artists in the landscape enhances everyone's experience of the park. Whether you're a professional artist or just someone who has been waiting for the right inspiration, everyone is encouraged to bring their art supplies to Weir Farm National Historic Site.

There are a few things to keep in mind when coming to the park as an artist:

You don't need reservations to paint on-site.

Parking is limited. If you plan on arriving in more than 2 cars, please contact a Park Ranger at 203-834-1896 ext. 11.

You must be able to transport your art supplies on your own. Park Rangers will not be able to assist you. You cannot drive into the historic landscape or pull off on the side of the road to drop off supplies.

There are no facilities to clean art supplies on-site. Public restrooms are not for cleaning art supplies. Painters who clean their palettes/brushes in these sinks will damage public facilities.

There are no trash facilities on-site. Please take everything you brought to the park home with you.

Photographers must have a permit if they plan to use tripods, stands, lighting, props, or any equipment, or if they are shooting commercially.

Be respectful of others around you. Please remember that everyone is equal: creating your work cannot conflict with other people's use of public areas.

Artists may not sell their works on park grounds or solicit others to purchase artwork.

Did You Know?

Stars on the ceiling of Weir's studio - Photo by Barry McCormick

Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut was established as a part of the National Park Service on October 31, 1990.