There is only one National Park Service Site in Connecticut: Weir Farm National Historic Site.
NPS in Connecticut
Weir Farm National Historic Site
This 60-acre national historic site is one of the national park service sites in Connecticut. It is located in Ridgefield and Wilton, Connecticut. The Weir Farm National Historic Site commemorates the life and works of J. Alden Weir, who is an American impressionist painter. It also commemorates all the other artists who stayed or lived in the farm namely Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, Albert Pinkham Ryder and John Singer Sargent.
To this day, the site maintains artist-in-residence programs. In fact, the Weir Farm Art Center has hosted over 150 artists who stay on-site for about a month’s period at a time. Visitors can also go to the site and partake in the “Take Part in Art” program. Hence, visitors who come to the farm can create their own works at the site.
The site was established as a national historic site in 1990. It currently gets an average of nearly 35,000 visitors per year.
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- National Park Service Sites in Massachusetts
- National Park Service Sites in New York
- National Park Service Sites in Rhode Island