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 Ofice where ideas were expressed through the creation of plans, drawings, photographs and other materials which were then used to build landscapes across the nation.
Explore the restored landscape:
The intention and emotion of Olmsted's landscape theory can be felt throughout the Fairsted landscape.
Stroll through the exhibits:
Our self-guided exhibits cover the wide spectrum of work and happenings of the Olmsted office.
Join us on a walking tour
Check out local Olmsted-designed landscapes seasonly.
Request an illustrated program
Invite a ranger to speak with your group about Olmsted and his legacy
Experience special events
From discussion-based tours to archives open houses, we offer a little something for mind, body, and soul.
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.
* 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 avaialble by request.