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.

Winter picture of historic house and landscape.

Winter at Fairsted

Spring hours are just around the corner.

Cloud background with Stewards of the Future logo and NPS arrowhead

Stewards of the Future`

Work with Park Rangers at local National Historic Sites.

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: March 4, 2020

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