About the Park
Date Authorized: October 23, 1979 (Public Law 96-87)
Superintendent: Myra Harrison
Phone: (617) 566-1689
Mission & Significance of the Park
On October 12, 1979, Congress passed Public Law 96-87 which established the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, "...in order to preserve and interpret for the benefit, inspiration and education of present and future generations, the home and office of Frederick Law Olmsted, the great American landscape architect and designer." This act authorized the purchase of Olmsted's home and office in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as the purchase of the archival collection stored on the site.