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Weir Farm National Historic Site, is the only National Park dedicated to American painting, was established in 1990 to preserve a significant site of American Impressionism and maintain a setting of artistic expression while offering opportunities for inspiration and education.
Designed and preserved by artists, Weir Farm NHS welcomes everyone to experience the power of creativity, art, and nature. to rediscover the beauty of light and color in everyday life.
This 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, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art.