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 recreational access. 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 June 10, 2020 Weir Farm NHS will reopen access to:
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders including the latest guidance from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19, and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
We have amazing virtual resources for Weir Farm NHS, all of the time, so for people who are still home schooling or not traveling at this time check out options for a virtual visit, including our new virtual Junior Ranger program and online art exhibit.
Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website at www.nps.gov/wefa and social media channels. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
Last updated: June 25, 2020