Designed and preserved by artists, Weir Farm National Historic Site -- with 16 historic buildings and 60 acres of landscape -- is the only national park dedicated to American painting. Weir Farm was home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in development of American Impressionism, acquired the farm in 1882. After Weir, his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir Young and her sculptor-husband, Mahonri Young, maintained the tradition, followed in turn by painters Sperry and Doris Andrews.
A collection-only site, the first generation collection includes artwork by Julian Alden Weir, John Ferguson Weir, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, John Henry Twachtman, Albert Pinkham Ryder and Dorothy Weir. Additionally, Weir Farm holds works by Dorothy Weir Young and Mahonri Mackintosh Young, as well as locally-inspired artwork by Doris Andrews and Sperry Andrews.
Weir House is one of two visual art sites in the National Park Service, the other being Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Tour registration is required for entry to Weir House. Please check museum website for schedule.
Museum is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of 18 museums and historic sites. The Art Pass, which is good for a year, includes one-day admission to each museum.
The home of three generations of American artists