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.

On-site programs

On-Site Programs and Events

There's always something going on at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. See what's up for this fall!

People beneath the spruce archway

"Fall" into Fairsted

Come visit us! Our fall hours run through Thanksgiving weekend.

A sketch of a shelter by the Olmsted firm for the Kennedy family home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts

Accessing the Olmsted Archives

Learn about our collection; what it contains and our policies for how you can access it in a variety of ways.

Last updated: September 20, 2017

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