Alerts & Conditions

A trail through the forest leading to Weir Pond.
Weir Pond Trailhead

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In-Season (May - October)

Park Grounds and parking lot are open daily, sunrise to sunset, year-round. 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. Visitors can enjoy dog-walking, hiking, exploring the historic painting sites with a self-guided tour brochure, creating art with their own supplies, and more. Weir Farm is beautiful in any season!

 

Park Grounds and parking lot are open daily, sunrise to sunset, year-round. 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. Visitor services offerred and restrooms will be open Wednesdays – Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. See details below, and check back often as conditions are subject to change.

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.

What's Open?

All grounds and open-air spaces remain open to the public in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. While the listed areas below are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. 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: people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. As conditions are subject to change, visitors should always check the park’s website for details on operations before they visit.

What's Open?
Beginning July 1, 2021, operations and temporary hours are:

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
  • Please note there are no restrooms available on Mondays and Tuesdays – plan accordingly
  • 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 front 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
  • Wednesday – Sunday , 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Please note that no drinking water is available. Visitors to the park are encouraged to bring plenty of water for you, your family and friends, and pets.
Temporary Outdoor Visitor Center – located at the Burlingham Barn
  • Wednesday- Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • The Burlingham House Visitor Center building is closed this season for construction and installation of new exhibits and the temporary visitor center will be available Wednesdays – Sundays from May through October.
Weir Barn – self-guided viewing
  • Wednesday- Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Peek inside the stable, milking parlor, equipment room, and pony stall of the Weir Barn and learn about the rich agricultural history of the farm.
Young Studio – self-guided viewing and outdoor peek-in tours
  • Wednesday- Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Peek inside the Young Studio through a plexi-glass viewing area.
  • Outdoor informal tours of the Weir and Young Studios will be offered from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Wednesday – Sunday. Stop by and chat with our amazing volunteer docents to learn more about these wildly artistic studio spaces!
  • Virtual tours of the Weir and Young Studios are available on the park website HERE.
Weir Studio – outdoor peek-in tours
  • Wednesday- Sunday, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Outdoor informal tours of the Weir and Young Studios will be offered from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Wednesday – Sunday. Stop by and chat with our amazing volunteer docents and peek into these wildly artistic studio spaces!
  • Virtual tours of the Weir and Young Studios are available on the park website HERE.

What Programs Are Available?
Beginning July 1, 2021 the following programs will be offered:

Regularly Scheduled Programs, Offered Wednesdays – Sundays

Weir and Young Studio Informal Outdoor Tours
Wednesdays to Sundays, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join knowledgeable volunteer docents anytime between 12:30 and 3:00 pm for informal tours that interpret the Weir and Young Studios. Visitors can peek inside the studios and chat with volunteers to learn more about these creative spaces and the masterpieces created inside. Please note that studios are view-in only at this time.

Legacy of a Landscape Introductory Tours
Wednesdays to Sundays at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Learn 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! : Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first served. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center.

Art and Agriculture Tour
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
This guided tour explores the agricultural history of Weir Farm, including the tenant farmers, historic barns, landscape and the artwork inspired by them. Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first served. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center.

Exploring Stone Walls Tour
Thursdays at 2:00 pm
Join a Park Ranger on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm to learn about the historic stone walls. Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first served. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center.

Artists’ Garden Tour
Fridays at 2:00 pm
Stroll through the stunning historic gardens on this guided tour that highlights the beauty and history that inspired generations of artists. Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first served. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center.

Take Part in Art
Bring your own art supplies or pick up a set of free-to-use art supplies from the outdoor visitor center. Sketching supplies available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and watercolors are available on the weekends. First come, first served.

Junior Ranger
Become a Junior Park Ranger anytime! Stop by the outdoor visitor center to pick up a Letterboxing, Explore, or Weir Pond activity book, then come back to be sworn in as an official Junior Ranger and get your badge! If you visit during off-hours 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!

Self-guided Tours
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

!Group Tours
Interested in scheduling a group tour? Groups of up to 10 scheduled on mornings Wednesday – Friday. Choose between Legacy of a Landscape, Exploring Stone Walls, Artists’ Garden, or Art and Agriculture tours. 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! Check the event calendar here on the website, or join our email mailing list to receive e-flyers about our programs and events. We will also offer pop-up art activities and special tours throughout the summer, so be sure to check in at the outdoor visitor center when you arrive so you don’t miss out!

**** Please note that hours are subject to change without notice

What remains closed?

With public health in mind, and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
  • The Weir House – Currently the park does not have any dates in mind for when the Weir House might open again. We will be sure to share any updates and changes here, on the Basic Information and Current Conditions pages of the park website.
  • No drinking water available
  • All buildings, including restrooms, are closed Mondays/Tuesdays

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.

We have amazing virtual resources for Weir Farm NHP - check out options for a virtual visit, including our new virtual Junior Ranger program and online art exhibit.

Last updated: July 1, 2021

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Mailing Address:

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Phone:

(203) 834-1896 x0

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