Plan Your Visit
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.
Join us for a guided tour of the historic design office and restored landscape.
During our winter hours, tours are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday, and are subject to staff availability.
Please call 617-566-1689 ext 221 or email us at least two weeks in advance to arrange an appointment.
Ranger-led programs are offered on special weekends throughout February and March. All programs are free and by reservation.
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?
Did You Know?
Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. helped draft the language that defines the NPS. Its mission: “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein…and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations”