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.

Weir Farm’s grounds are open all year and each season offers a unique experience. For a comfortable visit please note the following information. Winter: Temperatures average from 20 F to 40 F. Storms and colder weather are possible. Spring: Temperatures average from 30 F to 70 F. Rain is common. Summer: Temperatures average from 60 F to 85 F. High humidity is common in July and August. Fall: Temperatures average from 35 F to 75 F. Foliage season runs from mid-September to mid-to-late October.


Entrance Fees:

Weir Farm NHS Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no fee to visit Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir House Tour Fee - $0.00

House tours are offered May through October, Wednesday until Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Approximately 45 minutes in length. Tours will be filled by same-day registration only, first-come, first-served. One person may register for a maximum of four people (including themselves). Tour size is limited to 12 visitors. Registration will be managed at the Burlingham House Visitor Center.

Studios Tour Fee - $0.00

From May through October, the Young Studio and the Weir Studio are open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Explore the artists's studios and learn about their techniques, styles, influences, and creating art at Weir Farm National Historic Site. A member of the park's staff or a park volunteer docent will be stationed in the studios to answer questions and provide guidance for interpreting these spaces.


Burlingham House Visitor Center

Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only national park dedicated to American painting. When the visitor center is open, art supplies are available, free to borrow, so visitors can participate in a tradition of artists painting in the landscape that dates back to 1882. Visitors are also encouraged to take part in one of three Junior Ranger programs, stop by the visitor center to find out more. Ranger-led tours of the Weir House leave from the visitor center Wednesday-Sunday, May till October.

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 27, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897


(203) 834-1896 x0

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