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“Fabulous small National Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897
203-834-1896
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Wilton
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The summer home of J. Alden Weir, a pioneer of the American Impressionist movement.
Geneva, Switzerland
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“Fabulous small National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This lovely small park with renovated antique buildings was the home and studio of Alden Weir, a prominent member of the Connecticut Impressionists. It is on the Connecticut Art Tour. Well worth a visit. A small gallery has changing exhibits. There is also a guide to locations on the lovely old farm property to show artists where they can paint the same scenes as Weir. They often have a few very pleasant summer afternoon jazz concerts and lectures.

Visited June 2014
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“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I wasn't expecting great things from this historic site, but was really surprised how much we enjoyed this stop. There are a lot of trails you can hike, tours of the house are offered, and the visitor center has about a 15 minute video that gives a decent overview of the site. The staff was friendly. It was a very relaxing place to look around after being in the car after a long drive. The drive up to the site is also very scenic.

Visited July 2014
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conn
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“hidden gwm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This small national park is a quite and peaceful retreat in suburban Conn. It is the only park unit dedicated to an artest and preservers the landscape and studio of Weir. Guided tours of the house and grounds are offered as well as selfguided tours of the studious as well as many art based activites. I fell the best part of a visit is just walking the trails and gardens. Visitor services are pretty much limited to rest rooms and a small gift shop. Free admission is a nice perk of this park.

Visited June 2014
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“Special Events are a real treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Watched an amazing jazz concert in a spectacular setting for free. On a summer evening there is nothing better.

Visited July 2013
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“Great little national park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I live quite near the park and visit it often. Rangers are knowledgeable and helpful. Beautiful woodlands, fields and pond. Weir's homestead has been refurbished and is now open for visitors. There are frequently artists in residence and the park offers art materials so you can try your hand at drawing. Great place to get the feel of the Impressionist era in American art.

Visited April 2014
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