Basic Information

Weir Farm National Historic Site is a 68-acre national park 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.


Grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset, year-round.

Help yourself to park brochures, self-guided tours, Junior Ranger activities and a National Park passport stamp on the visitor center porch. Plein air painters are always welcome.

From May 1 through October 31,
Open Wednesday through Sunday

  • Stop in the visitor center and museum store, 10am to 4pm
  • Enjoy free guided tours of the Weir House at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm; Weir and Young Studios open 10am to 4pm
  • Take Park in Art! Borrow free art supplies on the visitor center porch.


Entrance Fees:

Painting by J. Alden Weir of a hunter and two dogs
Julian Alden Weir, Hunter and Dogs (detail), n.d. oil on canvas

Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Charles Burlingham 173.50

Dogs and Horses

You 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.

Last updated: May 4, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897


(203) 834-1896 x0

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