Weir Farm National Historic Site
Weir Farm National Historic Site was home to three generations of American artists. Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism, acquired the farm in 1882. After Weir, the artistic legacy was continued by his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir Young and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young, followed by New England painters Sperry and Doris Andrews. Today, with sixteen historic buildings and 60-acres of beautiful cultural landscape, these resources combine to tell the story of artists living and being inspired by the landscape at Weir Farm National Historic Site for more than 130 years and are one of the nation's finest remaining landscapes of American art. The stories of past inhabitants and the breathtaking landscape continue to inspire contemporary artists, all of whom comprise the next generation of artists here at Weir Farm National Historic Site.
After an 8 year long restoration project, the Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio, were opened to the public for the first time in May 2014. Take a ranger led tour through the Weir House, or join our Studio Docent Volunteers as they guide you through the two historic art studios. Escape into the outdoors by taking a leisurely hike down to the Weir Pond. Grab yourself an art kit from the porch of the visitor center and participate in our Take Part in Art program. Wednesday through Friday colored pencils, pastels, and paper are provided. On Saturday and Sunday watercolor kits are provided. We hope to see you soon!