• 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

During the chilly months ahead, join Olmsted NHS for programs that will physically, intellectually, and creatively engage you with the many stories of Olmsted. All programs are free but please note that some programs that are by reservation.

If you have any questions, please call 617-566-1689.

Thanks for joining us at Opening the Olmsted Vault, Black and White Landscapes: Photography Workshop, The Nature of America, and On the Road with Olmsted: His Southern Travels.

We are having a great season so far! Wrap up winter with some exercise, a snow shoe or a walk are up next!


Saturday, March 14th 10am

Arnold Arboretum: A Winter Landscape

Did you know that there's life brimming beneath the snow pack where animals make their homes or that certain trees need a prolonged period of cold weather to bloom in the spring? Learn about these wonders of nature and more on leisurely two mile SNOWSHOE walk through the Arboretum. Meets at Hunnewell Visitor Center, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain. Dress warmly and bring snowshoes.

To make a reservation, click here.

Sunday, March 29th 2pm

Franklin Park: A "Quiet Season" Jaunt

Early spring is typically a quiet time at Franklin Park. The leaves, the songbirds, the golfers, the festival-goers are still weeks away from returning in large numbers. It is a special time to take in Franklin Park, its landscape, and the healing effects that designer Frederick Law Olmsted sought to foster in his urban park creations. This time of year also offers the chance to observe features that are less visible when the park is fully leafed out. Join us for a 90-minute stroll to celebrate spring's arrival in Boston.

THIS WALK IS FULL. Please keep an eye out for future offerings.



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