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Plan Like a Park Ranger: Top 10 Tips for Visiting Weir Farm National Historical Park

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Planning a visit to Weir Farm National Historical Park? Plan like a Park Ranger and follow these ten tips to ensure you have a fantastic day!

1. Know Before You Go

Starting July 1st, the Outdoor Visitor Center, Weir and Young Studios, and Weir Barn are all open Wednesday through Sunday, and the park offers art programs, outdoor tours, and more! For up to date information and hours, visit our Basic Information page and check the Event Calendar!

2. BYOW—Bring Your Own Water

Stay hydrated while visiting Weir Farm! Water fountains are not available in the park. Be prepared and bring your own water bottle.

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Take part in Art in the Park.

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3. Leave No Trace

Pack in and pack out! We appreciate your help in keeping the park clean, packing out your trash, and recreating responsibly. Learn more about the Leave No Trace Principles.

4. Make Art in the Park

Bring your own supplies, or, starting July 1st, stop by the Outdoor Visitor Center to pick up free-to-use art supplies and Take Part in Art! Note that cleaning art supplies in the bathroom in not allowed.

5. Become a Junior Ranger

Weir Farm is fun for the whole family! Junior Ranger activities are available both online and in the park.

6. Bring Your Furry Friend

Dogs are welcome at Weir Farm! Be sure to bag your pet's waste and keep them on a leash. Doggy bag stations are located throughout the park.

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Sunken Garden

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7. Group Reservations

Coming with a large group? Any group arriving in more than 2 cars must make a reservation ahead of your visit.

8. RV Travelers

Coming in a RV? If so, please call ahead! Our visitor parking lot cannot accommodate large vehicles, but alternative options are available.

9. Become a Virtual Visitor

Visit us online at nps.gov/wefa for amazing online resources, including virtual tours, a junior ranger activity, and so much more!

10. Download the New Free National Park App

The NPS App is the new official app for the National Park Service with tools to explore more than 400 national parks nationwide, including Weir Farm! Find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and much more to plan your national park adventures before and during your trip.

Visiting other national parks this summer? Find more tips to #PlanLikeAParkRanger

Last updated: June 19, 2021