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21. Weir Farm - Connecticut's Only National Park

At the junction of Pent Rd. and Godfrey Rd., take a right on Godfrey Rd. At the junction of Rte. 57 (Georgetown Rd.) and Godfrey Rd., take a right on Rte. 57 north. At the junction of Rte. 57/ Rte. 107, take a left to continue on Rte. 57/107. At the junction of Rte. 57 and Rte. 7, take Rte. 7 north. Turn left onto Route 102 west, take 2nd left onto Old Branchville Rd., turn left at first stop sign onto Nod Hill Road, follow Nod Hill Road one mile to the parking area on the left. The visitor center is on the right.

Many art historians regard Weir Farm as the American equivalent of Monet's Giverny. It preserves the summer home and workplace of J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), a leading figure in the development of American impressionism and his friends who were inspired by this lovely landscape. It is Connecticut's only National Park and the only one in the US devoted to American painting.

For over 40 years this unspoiled rocky landscape punctuated by meadows, stonewalls and dense woods inspired over 250 works of art done by Weir in over sixty painting sites. Today, visitors can draw identical landscapes painted by Weir, tour the grounds and attend workshops and lectures. Retrace your steps to Rte. 7 and head south.