A compelling reason to visit Weir Farm National Historic Site is to see beyond the buildings and the trees. I participated in a docent led walk to hear about paintings, a local poet’s interpretation of them and history coming to life through story. Visiting the landmarks where the paintings were created added a layer of insight and inspiration.

It was an earthy, “unflashy” experience that made the visit beautiful and personal. It opened my eyes to the travel experience possibilities with the National Park Service.

Where do you visit for the authenticity and how does it make you feel?