Designing an American Landscape

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation's foremost parkmaker. Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design. During the next century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmsted's design ideals, philosophy, and influence.

Olmsted Bicentennial 2022

Learn more about the national Olmsted 200 commemoration and the local Olmsted Now effort.

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Fairsted's Calendar

Explore Fairsted's calendar to learn about exciting events, happening at the site and around Brookline/Boston.

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Summer Hours begin June 23

Public Tours available Thursday through Sunday

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Upcoming Special Events

Join us for movies, concerts, walks, talks, family activities, and more!

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Explore the Olmsted Archives

Check out our extensive archival collection- including 66,000 photographs and 140,000 plans and drawings.

Last updated: June 26, 2022

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