Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Weir Farm National Historic Site (NHS) is increasing access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Beginning September 8, 2020 Weir Farm NHS will increase access as follows:  
  • Visitor parking lot, park grounds and trails open daily, sunrise to sunset
  • Portable restrooms available from 9am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Handwashing available daily sunrise to sunset
  • The Weir Barn outdoor exhibits open daily from 10am to 4pm
  • Outdoor Visitor Center staffed by Park Rangers 10am to 2pm Wednesday to Friday on Visitor Center porch
  • Short visits are encouraged so that as many visitors as possible can enjoy the park, get outdoors, and recreate responsibly. Parking is limited and groups in 3 or more cars require a reservation – call 203-834-1896 x11
  • Resources are available on the visitor center porch for self-guided visits including maps, self-guided tour brochures, Junior Ranger activities, and the National Park Passport Stamp
  • Virtual tours, videos, galleries, and more are available on the park website
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
  • Restrooms remain closed on weekends – please plan accordingly
  • No drinking water available – please plan accordingly
  • Burlingham House Visitor Center – closed for construction
  • Historic Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio
  • Portrait photography is not permitted at this time
Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on the Weir Farm NHS website at and social media channels. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on