Photographers and Family Portraits
Any portrait photography session (school photos, family portraits, engagement photos, maternity photos, etc.) requires a permit and must be arranged in advance. For sessions of up to 10 people and 2 cars, only the $50 application fee will be charged. Larger groups or sessions with more than two cars will be assessed additional cost recovery fees. Each individual session requires a permit. Multi-session permits where photographers coordinate mini-sessions for a half or full day will no longer be permitted due to limited parking/capacity. For questions or to check if dates/times are available for photo sessions call 203-834-1896 x37 or email e-mail us. Feel free to reach out to check availablility prior to filling out the application form.
A special use permit is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large and that require some degree of management from the National Park Service to protect park resources and the public interest.
Commercial Filming/Still Photography
The National Park Service allows filming and photography when it is consistent with the protection and public enjoyment of park resources, and it avoids conflict with the public's normal use and enjoyment of the park. There are restrictions associated with party size, the use of commercial vehicles, generators, artificial lighting, commercial film equipment, props, sets, and audio devices. Commercial vehicles must be in compliance with all federal and state laws and local ordinances.
Still Photography Fee Schedule:
Location Fees - Commercial Filming/Videos:
How To Apply for a Special Use Permit or Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit
Tours of the Weir House 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. For more information read the section on Guided Tours. Groups of 8 or more can make advance reservations for a group tour by calling 203-834-1896 ext.11.
Last updated: September 5, 2020