Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir farm National Historic Site, Bridgeport, ConnecticutPhoto credit: Lucy Schaeffer Photography

The inspiration for a generation of American impressionist painters, J. Alden Weir's farm was subdivided for housing development in the late 1980s. Through nearly two-dozen transactions, The Trust for Public Land reassembled the original farm property, worked with the Weir Farm Trust and the state to permanently protect it, and advocated for the site's designation in 1990 as Connecticut's first national park.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.