"Fairsted," Frederick Law Olmsted’s estate, served as both his family’s home and the world's first full-scale professional practice of landscape architecture. Recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture, Olmsted moved his family to Brookline in 1883 after supervising the design and construction of such landmarks as Central Park in New York and the US Capitol Grounds. The work of Olmsted’s Brookline office continued for nearly a century with Olmsted, his sons, and their associates designing thousands of landscape projects across the United States. Today it is managed by the National Park Service.
Guided formal tours of the Design Office at 10am, 11am and 1pm, 2pm 3pm and 4pm. Self guided tour of the grounds.
Saturday: 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-6pm
99 Warren St, Brookline 02445
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
617-566-1689 | Wheelchair accessible (house exhibits only, not design studios)