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.

House and landscape at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Operating Hours and Public Tours

Check out our open hours, seasonal schedules, and tour times to plan your visit to Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

A ranger points while leading a group on a walk.

Off-Site Programs

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

Picture of Ranger With Visitors

On-Site Offerings for Visitors

Take a guided tour of the historic design office and grounds or wander through the house exhibits on your own.

August 25-28

Centennial Weekend at Olmsted NHS

Join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Organic Act, which created the National Park Service on August 25, 1916.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

99 Warren Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Phone:

(617) 566-1689

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