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“Best Kept Secret in the USA!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Wilton
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Owner description: The summer home of J. Alden Weir, a pioneer of the American Impressionist movement.
Wilton, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret in the USA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Did you know there is a National Historic Site in Fairfield County, CT? It's the best kept secret in the USA!

An artist's dream come true with a rich history, magnificent walks and beautiful hiking trails through the woods. The tours of the property, led by rangers from the National Park Service, are fun and informative. The houses, studios and barns, which are as bucolic as they are magnificent, are undergoing a major (I'm guessing in the millions) restoration. The exterior work appears to be close to completion and it's my understanding that the interior work is ongoing. There's also an artist in residence, who's lucky enough to be housed on the property. The grounds are meticulously maintained and, as they are throughout Wilton, the stone walls are works of art. Weir Farm is located on Nod Hill Road, one of the most beautiful roads you'll ever walk, jog, bike or drive.

I continue to take family and friends there when they visit. Don't miss it if you're anywhere near Wilton, CT just south of the Ridgefield line.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Coventry, Connecticut
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218 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“"American Impressionism" Art Farm!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

This National Historic Site, is an artists heaven! The farm is also part of the Nature Conservancy, and an art center. It is located in a "remote" part of south western Connecticut, driving through hills and winding treed backroads! It is indeed a jewel in the hills, with apple orchards, old farmhouses, rock walls, and secret gardens! The art center provides art materials, etc, for anyone who desires to paint! What a serene and inspiring peaceful place! It is a photographers dream! We will be coming back to this Weir Farm National park in the Fall for the foliage! Enjoyed our tour of the place immensely. A great family outing! Admission is free!

Visited July 2013
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Wilton, Connecticut
2 reviews
“Love this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Great for walking, easy hiking, and birding. Especially in May and Oct when migrating birds coming through.

Visited May 2013
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Milford, Connecticut
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71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Interesting grounds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is the only place in Connecticut where you can purchase a Senior pass for all national parks in the country. It's a lifetime pass for ten dollars. The Historic site must be very pretty in the fall.

Visited March 2013
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Rowayton, Connecticut
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166 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“J. Alden Weir's home is worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

One of only two national parks that celebrates an American artist, Weir Farm is a jewel. Beautiful grounds that inspired many American impressionists provide a great backdrop to the excellent tours.

Visited September 2012
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