• The Planting/Print Room at Olmsted NHS

    Frederick Law Olmsted

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Things To Do


The North Parlor was the original office space of the Olmsted firm in Brookline 

Matt Griffing

On-site programs at Fairsted include:

Ranger-led tours of the historic design office and restored landscape are offered Friday and Saturday at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Exhibits are open Wednesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm; and Friday and Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Self-Guided Grounds Tours are available 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. Pick up a grounds guide by the visitor center door for a self-guided experience.

NOTE: Winter Hours will begin December 28, 2014 and run through April 9, 2015. Exhibits will be open to the walk-in public from 12pm to 4pm Wednesday through Friday. Tours of the Historic Design Office will be offered by reservation only. Due to staff availability, please make your reservations two weeks in advance. Reservations can be made by calling us at 617-566-1689 ext. 221 or emailing us at Olmsted Reservations. We will also offer a series of special programs throughout the winter. Check back at our website in late-December for the full schedule of offerings.

Off-site programs offered throughout Brookline, Boston, and Massachusetts include Walks and Talks and Illustrated Programs.


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