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.
Designing an American Landscape
Springtime at Fairsted
Summer hours are Wednesday - Sunday from 9:30a to 4pm. Grounds are open dawn to dusk. Grab a guide to them in a box by the Visitor Entrance.
Last updated: June 15, 2018