Alerts & Conditions

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

NPS Photo

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!

 

Starting May 1, 2021 the park will offer visitor services 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.

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. Visitors are required to wear face masks in federal buildings including restrooms and historic structures. When outdoors, face masks are required on NPS-managed lands when physical distance cannot be maintained. As conditions are subject to change, visitors should always check the park’s website for details on operations before they visit.

Begining May 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 mask requirement, 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.
Young Studio – self-guided viewing
  • Wednesday- Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Peek inside the Young Studio through a plexi-glass viewing area.
  • A virtual studio tour for the Weir and Young Studios are available on the park website HERE.
Weir Barn – self-guided viewing
  • Wednesday- Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Peek inside the stable, milking parlor, equiptment room, and pony stall of the Weir Barn and learn about the rich agricultural history of the farm.
**** Please note that hours are subject to change without notice

What is closed?

With public heath in mind, and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
  • The Weir House
  • The Weir Studio
  • No drinking water available
  • All buildings, including restrooms, are closed Mondays/Tuesdays
  • No tours or in-person programs are being offered at this time. We encourage you to take one of our self-guided tours and enhance your in person visit with virtual tours and other resources available here on our website.
  • Take Part in Art supplies and the Letterbox and Pond Pack Junior Ranger programs will not be offered at this time. We do have an awesome Junior Ranger Explore activity available at the park, and an online Junior Ranger program, and we encourage visitors to bring their own art supplies.
  • Currently the park does not have any public programs or tours scheduled for 2021 and we do not have any dates in mind for when programs or tours will resume, or when the Weir House and Weir Studio 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.

COVID-19 and Mask Requirement: To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. At Weir Farm National Historical Park, face masks are now required in all park buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on NPS-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including the Weir Pond trail. Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources and uphold this requirement. 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: May 1, 2021

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Mailing Address:

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897

Phone:

(203) 834-1896 x0

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