• The Planting/Print Room at Olmsted NHS

    Frederick Law Olmsted

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Walks and Talks

Ranger leading group of visitors through Olmsted Park.

A ranger-led "Walks and Talks" program.

Matt Griffing

Join us this fall as we travel through the expansive works of Frederick Law Olmsted. We will enjoy his local designs throughout the Emerald Necklace, discuss his service during the Civil War, and explore the work of his apprentice.

All programs are free and open to the public. Please note that the Emerald Necklace walk requires reservations. For more information on any of the programs, please call 617-566-1689.

Sunday, October 5, 8 am - 2 pm
Ponds, Pastures, and Parkways: A walk along the Emerald Necklace
To make a reservation for this program, please click here.

Sunday, October 18, 9 am - 11 am
Muddy River: A Ribbon of Green

Sunday, October 26, 10 am - 11:30 am
Arnold Arboretum: Nature that Inspires

Tuesday, October 28, 7 pm - 8 pm
Olmsted's War: Frederick Law Olmsted and the United States Sanitary Commission, 1861-63
Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library

Saturday, November 8, 10 am - 12 pm
Charles Eliot's Vision: Stony Brook Reservation

Sunday, November 16, 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Franklin Park: From "A" to "Z"

Sunday, December 7, 9 am - 10:30 am
Olmsted Park Bird Walk

Did You Know?

Upper Drafting Room 1930

At one point the Olmsted firm employed close to 70 people. On any given day they could have over 100 active clients.