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We have lots of opportunities for you to discover the workings of the country's first professional landscape architecture office and explore the influence Frederick Law Olmsted, his sons, and their associates had on the American landscape.

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Take a ranger-guided tour
Join a ranger on an expedition through the country's first full-scale landscape architecture office. A guided tour takes you through the Historic Design Office where ideas were expressed through the creation of plans, drawings, photographs and other materials which were then used to build landscapes across the nation. After the tour, stroll through our self-guided exhibits to learn more about the wide spectrum of work and happenings of the Olmsted office.

Explore the restored landscape
The intention and emotion of Olmsted's landscape theory can be felt throughout the Fairsted landscape.

Experience special events
From discussion-based tours to archives open houses, we offer a little something for mind, body, and soul. Ranger-led walking tours of Olmsted landscapes are offered on a seasonal basis.

Become a Junior Ranger
Start the love for the National Park Service early by earning your Junior Ranger badge at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

Discover Olmsted from the comfort of your home
Check out our videos, GIS map, photo galleries, and stories!

* A Ranger can provide an illustrated talk on the design office for people with limited mobility. Please call ahead at least one-week in advance of your visit to request. A pre-recorded video of the design office is also available by request.


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Last updated: December 2, 2021

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