Weir Farm is a National Historic Site that has the distinction of being the only National Park that is dedicated to American Painting.
The goal of the farm is to help visitors learn more about the artwork of famed impressionist painter J. Alden Weir and enjoy the natural beauty of Connecticut.
Weir Farm offers many activities. All throughout the year tourists can enjoy a one and half mile round trip hike to Weir Pond. The Farm offers many gardens full of natural beauty, and tourists are encouraged to try their hand at outdoor painting. During the spring and fall the visitor center is open and guests can sign up for tours led by park rangers. Visitors will be able to explore the entire park, including Weir Studio, Young Studio and guests can even borrow art supplies to try painting like some of the great masters who both lived and visited Weir Farm.
Weir Farm is dedicated to the artwork of J. Alden Weir, who was an American impressionist painter. Other artists visited the site over the years such as Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Albert Pinkham Ryder and John Twachtman. The farm takes art so seriously they have incorporated an in-residence art program and so far have hosted more than one hundred and fifty different artists who stayed at the site.
Weir Farm is a wonderful family-friendly stop that offers both the beauty of nature and art education. It is also located near Prospector Theater, Lucius Pond Ordwar/Devil's Den Preserve, and Wiremill Saloon and Barbecue.