Dogs: You are welcome to walk your dog at Weir Farm National Historical Park and the Weir Preserve, the 110-acre network of hiking trails directly adjacent to the property, as long as it remains leashed. Please pick up after your pet - a pet waste station is located in the parking lot, at the Weir Pond trailhead, and behind the Burlingham Barn/Restrooms.
2022 Season Hours and Programs
Weir Farm’s season is May 1st through October 31st. The Visitor Center will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesdays to Sundays, and the Weir Barn and Young Studio will be open for self-guided peek-in viewing. Restrooms will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 7 days a week. Visiting in May 2022? Please note that May hours and offerings will differ from the rest of Weir Farm NHP’s season so we can accommodate school groups and provide opportunities for students to experience their local national park through spring field trips. The best time to visit the park during the month of May if you want the opportunity to see inside the Weir House and Weir Studio and participate in any Ranger-led tours would be to visit either on weekends or in the afternoon Wednesday through Friday. See hours and program information below as you plan your visit - we hope you enjoy your visit to Weir Farm NHP!
Grounds, trails, and parking lot
•Open daily, sunrise to sunset• Parking is limited – no parking on roads• Groups arriving in more than 2 cars require a reservation
• Recreate responsibly – follow CDC guidelines and stay home if you are sick
• Dog waste stations are available – pets must be leashed and picked up after
• We encourage you to bring your own hand sanitizer and drinking water
• The Park has many of self-guiding options for visitors, including maps, brochures, self-guided tours, the National Park Passport Stamp, and Junior Ranger activities located on the porch of the visitor center 7 days a week. We also have awesome virtual content including virtual tour videos, art galleries, the park film, virtual exhibits, an online Junior Ranger program with a Park Ranger swear-in video, available here on our website.
Restrooms – located at the Burlingham Barn
Open daily, 10:00 am - 4:00 pmDrinking water is available. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own water and a water bottle.
Burlingham House Visitor Center
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pmExperience the NEW exhibits that were installed in 2022, chat with a Park Ranger, sign up for tours, borrow some art supplies, pick up a map or self-guided tour brochure, and plan your perfect Weir Farm day!
Self-guided viewing – Weir Barn and Young Studio
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pmPeek inside the stable, milking parlor, equipment room, and pony stall of the Weir Barn and learn about the rich agricultural history of the farm. Peek inside the Young Studio through a plexi-glass viewing area. Virtual tours of the Weir and Young Studios are available on the park website.
Weir House and Studios
MAY HOURS: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pmJUNE – OCTOBER HOURS: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join knowledgeable Park Rangers and volunteer docents anytime between 12:30 and 3:00 pm for short informal tours that interpret the Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio. Visitors can peek inside the buildings and chat with staff and volunteers to learn more about these wildly artistic historic spaces. Please note that information is provided outdoors, with short indoor peeks of the House and Studios. No registration required, first come first served.
Legacy of a Landscape Introductory Tours, including the Weir House and Studios
MAY HOURS: Tours offered Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 amJUNE – OCTOBER HOURS: Tours offered Wednesdays through Sundays at 11:00 amLearn about the legacy of creativity started by America’s most beloved Impressionist, Julian Alden Weir, and the three generations of artists who called Weir Farm home. Explore the grounds and historic painting sites with the World’s Greatest Rangers, then peek inside the Weir House and Studios and view original art and furnishings! Please note that tours take place mostly outdoors, with short indoor peeks of the House and Studios. Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first served. Sign up at the visitor center.
Take Part in Art
Art Supplies Available Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pmBring your own supplies, or, starting May 1st, stop by the Visitor Center Wednesdays to Sundays to pick up free-to-use art supplies and Take Part in Art! Sketching kits provided Wednesday to Friday, watercolor kits provided on weekends. Informal instruction with local artist Bobbi Eike Mullen offered most Sundays – check the event schedule for dates and times.
Become a Junior Park Ranger anytime! Materials are available for self-service on the visitor center porch. You can also participate virtually by completing our online activity and watching the Junior Ranger Swear-In Video on our website!
Visit the park on your own using maps, brochures, self guided tours, the National Park Passport Stamp, and Junior Ranger activities located on the front porch of the visitor center, or visit virtually by exploring the resources here on the park website or the new National Park Service App!
Interested in scheduling a group tour? Group tours are offered in-season, May through October. Call 203-834-1896 x11 to schedule your group visit today!
Special Tours, Programs, and Workshops
Weir Farm offers free outdoor programs including informal art instruction, Impressionist Painting Workshops, Yoga in the Garden, Wellness Walks, Pond Hikes, and more in season, May - October. Check theevent calendar here on the website, or join our email mailing list to receive e-flyers about our programs and events.
**** Please note that hours are subject to change without notice
When recreating, please follow local area health orders, CDC guidelines, and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick. The NPS expects everyone who works in or visits national parks to follow the latest CDC guidance. As conditions are subject to change, visitors should always check the park’s website for details on operations before they visit. For more information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the National Park Service, visit https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/news/public-health-update.htm. Whether seeking wide-open spaces or exploring a historic urban neighborhood, visitors should follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and recreate responsibly.