Weir Farm National Historic Site

School groups can take a guided tour of the Historic Weir House and Studios that were 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 the tour, students may partake in unique experiences like sketching en plein air at their local national park. Some teachers also add activities such as a self-guided hike to Weir Pond or a picnic lunch to their visit. Guided Programs are offered Wednesday through Friday. Teachers typically book several months in advance.
 
Contact Info
Address: 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Fairfield County. Tel: 203-834-1896. Website: www.nps.gov/wefa. Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM, May through October.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45+ min. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

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