Places

Weir Farm National Historical Park preserves the home and landscapes of Julian Alden Weir and the two other generations of artists that followed him. This classic New England property also includes lovely open meadows and dappled woodlands crisscrossed by moss covered stone walls.

Explore A Park Map

Explore all the places that make up Weir Farm National Historical Park on the interactive map below. To learn more information about a site, click on the images below the map or a number on the map. Zoom in to see a site or area more clearly.

 
 
A red building with white trim, a white porch and a two green doors

The Burlingham House Visitor Center

The Burlingham House Visitor Center, bears the name of Julian Alden Weir's youngest daughter, Cora Weir Burlingham, who lived in this house.

A red building with white trim and a white door.

Burlingham Barn

The Burlingham Barn, built between the late 1700s and the early 1800s houses seasonal restrooms and a water bottle filling station today.

A red house with white trim and green shutters with a wooden fence in the front.

The Weir House

The Weir House was home to three generations of artists starting with Julian Alden Weir in 1882.

A red building with white trim surround by many trees and bushes.

The Weir Studio

Built shortly after Julian Alden Weir purchased the farm in 1882, he used the Weir Studio to create some of his best masterpieces.

A red building with white trim and several windows.

The Young Studio

In the Young Studio, Mahonri Young worked on his on his largest commission, a monument entitled "This Is the Place".

A red building with white trim and a wooden fence in the foreground.

The Caretaker's House

Weir Farm was once a fully operating farm. The farm manager, or caretaker, lived in the Caretaker’s House often with their families.

A wooden fence line and flowers with a wood paneling barn in the background.

Weir Barn

The Weir Barn and its outbuildings - the tack house, chicken coop, ice house, and corn crib - were crucial to the working farm.

 

Don't miss what else Weir Farm has to offer! Pick up a Self-Guided Walking Tour brochure and map at the visitor center and explore Weir Farm's historic grounds:

Gardens

Don’t miss the Secret Garden (circa 1910), Sunken Garden and Terrace Garden (1930s-1940s). Restored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Wilton and Ridgefield Garden Clubs, these gardens showcase a beautiful variety of flowers and native plants that appear today as they did when planted.

 
A water fountain with several green shrubs around it.

Secret Garden

Named because the outside hedges became so overgrown it hid the garden, the Secret Garden is located near the Weir and Young Studios.

A small green meadow with a stone wall and green shrubs surrounding it.

Sunken Garden

Commissioned by Cora Weir Burlingham, the Sunken Garden is a defining feature of Weir Farm's landscape.

A green gate on a stone wall that leads into a green field.

Terraced Gardens

The Terraced Gardens are a popular spot for plein air painting and picnicking.

 

Woodlands and Meadows

Of the 238 acres once owned by Julian Alden Weir, 71 acres are managed by the National Park Service. Part of Weir Farm National Historical Park, Weir Pond has been a recreation destination and an area of artistic creation for more than 100 years. On the way to Weir Pond, check out Truant's Meadow and a replica of Weir's Palace Car. An additional 110 acres of adjacent fields and woodlands, the Weir Preserve, are owned by the Weir Farm Art Alliance and maintained by a local stewardship group. Enjoy a long hike and see mature Oaks, Sugar Maples, and Ash trees!

 
A small wooden building on stilts with a small door and window.

Truant's Meadow

As seen in Julian Alden Weir's painting, "The Truants", this meadow exemplifies the dynamic nature of a cultural landscape.

A pond surrounded by trees.

Weir Pond

Weir Pond was a backdrop for many outings during Julian Alden Weir's lifetime, including fishing, painting, boating, swimming, and picnics.

A woody area with green trees and a small creek running through the center of the forest.

Weir Preserve

Weir Preserve, owned by the Weir Farm Art Alliance, is a popular hiking destination with 10 trails throughout its 110 acres.

 

Last updated: March 3, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Phone:

(203) 834-1896 x0

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