• The Planting/Print Room at Olmsted NHS

    Frederick Law Olmsted

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Plan Your Visit


The "Sanitary Improvement of the Muddy River". Litho Job #928-58B

Olmsted Archives. Job# 928 Muddy River

Discover the workings of the country's first professional landscape architecture office and explore the influence Frederick Law Olmsted, his sons, and their associates had on the American landscape.

September 24 through November 29 the site is open for ranger- guided tours and exhibit browsing.

Exhibits are open Wednesday and Thursday 12 pm to 4 pm and Friday and Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm.

Ranger-guided tours are offered on Friday and Saturday at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Explore the restored grounds any day with a self-guided grounds tour.
The Fairsted landscape is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. Grounds guides are located at the visitor center door.

Connect with the Olmsted Archives for research requests or appointments.
Visit the Olmsted Archives page for procedure and policy.

Interested in off-site Olmsted programming throughout the Boston area?
Lace up your shoes and come along on a ranger led Walks and Talks or request a ranger visit your group for an Illustrated Program.

Did You Know?

Olmsted's home - Fairsted

Olmsted translates into “Place of the Elms”. Some say his planting of these trees could be considered similar to the signature of an artist.