We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Weir Farm National Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT 06897-1309
Phone Number:
+1 203-834-1896
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 80 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great places for hikes

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
MarionPaw
,
Columbia, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 80: English reviews
New York
Level Contributor
259 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank RunrDave
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank MarionPaw
Naperville, Illinois
Level Contributor
619 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank mja1982
Wilton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank 540kbd
East Lyme, Connecticut
Level Contributor
162 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank ACappon
Wilton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank AcuraTl10
CT, USA
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank travlelf
Hartford, CT
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank emwin
Wilton, CT
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank mathmusic
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Beautiful park--reminded me of Saint-Gaudens in NH. Visitors were encouraged to linger and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Additionally, the rangers had created an activity around the park with painted wooden Bison. If you find all 7 you can be sworn in as a Junior Ranger. It was a great way to explore the park.

Helpful?
Thank duff314

Travellers who viewed Weir Farm National Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Weir Farm National Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Weir Farm National Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?