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National Park Service | Boston

Fairsted: Home of Frederick Law Olmsted

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.

  • 1.

    Olmsted and the Civil War

    Olmsted and the Civil War

    A leader and a healer.

  • 2.

    Frederic Law Olmsted

    Frederic Law Olmsted

    If you've been outdoors, you probably know his work.

  • 3.

    The Olmsted Family and Firm

    The Olmsted Family and Firm

    Meet the people who lived and worked here.

  • 4.

    The Olmsted Elm

    The Olmsted Elm

    A beloved outdoor resident lives on in art.

  • 5.

    Shaper of the American Landscape

    Shaper of the American Landscape

    Olmsted's revolutionary vision: Green space for all.

  • 6.

    Clerical Work and the Olmsted Firm

    Clerical Work and the Olmsted Firm

    Explore what it was like to work at the Olmsted firm.

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