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.

Superintendent's Compendium

2019 Superintendent's Compendium
The Superintendent’s Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under 36 Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR). It serves as public notice, identifies areas closed for public use, provides a list of activities requiring either a special use permit or reservation, and elaborates on public use and resource protection regulations pertaining specifically to the administration of the park. The Superintendent’s Compendium does not repeat regulations found in 36 CFR and other United States Code and CFR Titles, which are enforced without further elaboration at the park level. The rules contained in this Compendium apply to all persons entering, using, visiting or otherwise present on Federally owned lands, including submerged lands, and waters administered by the NPS within the legislative boundaries of the park.

Last updated: February 28, 2019

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735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897


(203) 834-1896 x0

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