Purpose and Significance of the Park

Weir Farm National Historic Site was established by Congress under the Public Law 101-485, 104 stat. 1171 (also know as the Weir Farm National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1990) on October 31, 1990 to preserve the life and work of landscape artist Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), one of the founders of the impressionist tradition in American Art. As described in the enabling legislation, the threefold purpose of Weir Farm National Historic Site is to:

  • Preserve a significant site associated with the tradition of American Impressionism;
  • Maintain the integrity of a setting that inspired artistic expression; and
  • Offer opportunities for the inspirational benefit and education of the American people.

Weir Farm National Historic Site is one of only two sites within the national park system that focus primarily on the visual arts.


Laws & Policies

Firearms in National Parks

The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.
Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws. The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting. For more information about Connecticut gun laws, please visit their website.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

Last updated: March 13, 2018

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735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897


(203) 834-1896 x0

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