Weir Farm National Historic Site is a National Park for Art that preserves the life and work of Julian (J.) Alden Weir, a leading figure in the American Impressionist movement. The home, studios, and a significant portion of the landscape remain largely intact as one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art. The park continues to be a source of inspiration for artists and visitors to carry on this artistic tradition.
Dogs and HorsesYou are welcome to walk your dog at Weir Farm National Historic Site and the Weir Preserve, the 110-acre network of hiking trails directly adjacent to the property, as long as it remains leashed. (As per 36 CFR 2.15 (a)(2))
Please Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Nod Hill Refuge or State of Connecticut lands that border the Weir Pond. You may stop by the Burlingham House Visitor Center to pick up maps of both Weir Farm National Historic Site and the Weir Preserve, and a park ranger will indicate where dogs are allowed.
Horseback riding is not allowed at Weir Farm National Historic Site.
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Weir Farm National Historic Site (NHS) is increasing access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Beginning September 8, 2020 Weir Farm NHS will increase access as follows:
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed:
Last updated: September 10, 2020