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
The site will not be open for tours until May 30th, but the grounds are open dawn to dusk for you to enjoy.
Last updated: April 10, 2018