Designing an American Landscape
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. During the next century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmsted's design ideals, philosophy, and influence.
Spring Walking Tours
From the hills of Brookline to the shores of the Atlantic, join us on our Spring Walks! Walks run from April to June.Read More
Olmsted NHS is open for public tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Tour times are: 11 am, 1pm, 2pm, 3 pm and 4pm.Read More
Join our team!
Opportunities available for this spring and summer.Read More
Junior Ranger Day has been postponed.
Check back soon for the rescheduled date of Junior Ranger Day. Special activities and prizes still await!Read More
Unable to visit Fairsted?
Check out an Olmsted design project in your area. Visit the Olmsted Research Guide Online to see what Olmsted landscapes are in your neighborhood.Read More
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With over 130,000 plans and 66,000 photgraphs, the Olmsted Archives documents the work and influence of the Olmsted firm throughout North America.Read More
Did You Know?
The Olmsted firm designed the US Capitol Grounds. The firm also worked on the Jefferson Memorial, White House, and the Mall.