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.

Online Tour of Design Office

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A video tour of the historic design office.

Man outside of barn with white marble column sculpture

Can't visit? Still Discover!

Learn more about the stories of Olmsted and the work that took place here at Fairsted.

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: June 29, 2020

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