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.

On-site programs

On-Site Programs and Events

There's always something going on at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. See what's up for this spring!

People beneath the spruce archway

On-site and Off-site Programs

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

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: July 28, 2017

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