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.

Snowy Historic Design Office and Hollow

Operating Hours and Public Tours

Plan your visit to Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

John Charles, Marion and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr playing in the snow!

Speciality Programs

Learn about our walks, talks, and other programs at Fairsted and in Olmsted landscapes and the local community.

Plan of Franklin Park in Boston

Olmsted Archives

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is home to the vast collections of the Olmsted Firm.

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99 Warren Street
Brookline, MA 02445


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