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    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.

Starting June 25th through September 21st the site will be open for tours and exhibits Wednesday-Sunday from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Tours will be offered at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
NOTE: There is NO 12pm tour.

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?

Heinz home in Pittsburgh

The Olmsteds worked with some of the country’s most famous families including: the Edisons, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Kennedys and Heinzes.