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    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

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Guided Tours

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Ranger-guided tour through the Truant's Meadow at Weir Farm National Historic Site.
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Julian Alden Weir's "Spring Landscape, Branchville" (1882).

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Introductory Tour of Weir Farm National Historic Site

Landscape tours are offered from April 1, 2014 through May 23, 2014, Thursday through Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, or 3:00pm. The tour will provide an introduction to Weir Farm National Historic Site that explores the landscape and artistic legacy of the farm. Learn about the three generations of artists who lived and worked at Branchville. Approximately 30 minutes in length.
 
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The historic Weir House in winter

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Tour of the Weir House

House tours are offered May 29, 2014 through November 30, 2014, Thursday through Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Approximately 45 minutes in length.

Tours will be filled by same-day registration only, first-come, first-served. One person may register for a maximum of four people (including themselves). Tour size is limited to 12 visitors. Registration will be managed at the Burlingham House Visitor Center.

Every tour starts with the 13-minute introductory park film, before walking to the Weir House for an approximately 30-minute tour.

Please note: Flash photography, tripods, food, drink, strollers, or umbrellas are not permitted in the Weir House. The Weir House is wheelchair accessible.

 

Group Visits

If you are planning to bring a group that will arrive in 3 or more vehicles, please call (203) 834-1896 in advance to make arrangements. We encourage you to bring your friends and family, and appreciate carpooling when possible due to limited parking spaces available at the park. Please note that the parking lot cannot accommodate RVs, buses, or other large vehicles.

If you would like to schedule a group tour, please call (203) 834-1896 in advance to make arrangements.

 

Self-Guided Tour

There are no guided tours December through March. People interested in seeing the landscape can pick up a Self-Guiding Walking Tour brochure or a Painting Sites Guide on the porch outside the visitor center.

Did You Know?

Weir Studio - Photo by Peter Margonelli

Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only National Park Service Site dedicated to American Painting.