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Weir Farm National Historic Site

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Address: 735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT 06897-1309
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The summer home of J. Alden Weir, a pioneer of the American Impressionist...

The summer home of J. Alden Weir, a pioneer of the American Impressionist movement.

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the only nationalPark in Connecticut!

Originally a summer home ofJohn Alden Weir and "en plain air" painting salon for some of New England's impressionistic painters @ 1900's. Wires home has been restored as well as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathleen B
Wilton, Connecticut
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Wilton, Connecticut
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally a summer home ofJohn Alden Weir and "en plain air" painting salon for some of New England's impressionistic painters @ 1900's. Wires home has been restored as well as his studio. The grounds are gorgeous and invite you to stroll, walk, paint anywhere on the grounds. There is lovely museum shop as well.

Thank Kathleen B
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Weir Farm National Historic site celebrates the life and inspiration of American impressionist painter J. Alden Weir, and really the entire impressionist movement broadly. It offers picturesque walks around the farm with the intent of mimicking the environment Weir drew inspiration from. It's a nice enough site, but it's very small, and unless you're a fan of art, it's not... More 

1 Thank RunrDave
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I've been to Weir Farm several times to hike through the woods. Unfortunately, it's winter, so all the buildings are closed. But it does have some good trails.

Thank MarionPaw
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A really beautiful spot. Created by artists, there are still active artists who come and work on the property. Very nice to walk around, and the rangers were very helpful. Peaceful and easy to see why this appeals to artists.

2 Thank mja1982
Wilton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wier farm is the only national Park in the state of Connecticut and it is a beautiful place to hike or take your family to spend the day. National Park Rangers can take you on a stone fences tour and Also offer tours to learn about the history of the farm and American impressionist painter J. Aldyn Weir Highly recommend... More 

1 Thank 540kbd
East Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our family loves the National Park system and Weir Farm is one of the hidden gems located in CT. The park is in a beautiful setting with very knowledgeable volunteers and rangers.

Thank ACappon
Wilton, Connecticut
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This park is different from the other national parks. At only 10 acres it was acquired by the National Parks Service when Mr. Weir donated the park after he died. It is comprised of his home, his art studio, a modern art studio where artists work all year around (they apply for time in the studio and then work there... More 

Thank AcuraTl10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I plan to return to this park next spring when the flowers are in bloom. Even late summer the grounds were lovely and the house and studios are exceptional - packed with artifacts and history! the grounds are lovely with lots of walking trails as well.

Thank travlelf
Hartford, CT
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Wanted to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks and decided to go to Connecticut's National Historic Site. Great tour and wonderful hiking.

Thank emwin
Wilton, CT
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lots to do at Weir Farm: easy nature hike to lake, plein air painting with free watercolor brushes/paints/materials, and occasional outdoor concerts in the summer. Great for kids and/or couples. Beautiful property.

Thank mathmusic

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