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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Contact Info
99 Warren Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Phone:
617-566-1689
Basics
Type:
Historical Site,
National Park

Description

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.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Frederick Law Olmsted NHS is currently CLOSED to visitors as we undergo a major preservation project involving the buildings, grounds and collections. Normal operation hours and programs are anticipated to resume in fall 2009.

During the closure special guided tours of Olmsted-designed landscapes in the nearby Boston metropolitan area will be offered periodically during the year. These may include focused walks in the Back Bay Fens, Riverway, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park portions of Boston’‘s famed "emerald necklace" park system. For more information, please call (617)566-1689

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Boston and points East
Follow Huntington Avenue SW from the area of Copley Square. As you cross from Boston into Brookline beneath the Jamaica Way overpass, Huntington Avenue becomes Rt. 9/Boylston Street. Continue on Rt. 9/Boylston. At the third major intersection, turn left onto Warren Street and follow 1/8 mile to intersection of Warren and Dudley Streets. Olmsted NHS is on right-hand corner with NPS sign and distinctive archway at house front.

From I-95/Rt.128 and points west
From I-95/Rt. 128, take Exit 20 (Rt. 9 East, Boston/Brookline). Follow Rt. 9/Boylston St. for approximately 5 miles. Pass through a major intersection with Lee Street and continue on Boylston, passing the Brookline Reservoir on right side. At next intersection, turn right from Boylston onto Warren Street and follow 1/8 mile to intersection of Warren and Dudley Streets. Olmsted NHS is on right-hand corner with NPS sign and distinctive archway at house front.

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