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Address: 99 Warren St., Brookline, MA
Phone Number: 617/566-1689
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Open to the walk in public Fridays and Saturdays during the fall/winter. Expanded hours in late-spring/summer. Please visit website or call for hours.
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Great place to learn about Olmstead and landscape design

Amazing little museum! Does a great job teaching about landscape design and what it was like when Olmstead was working here in Boston. Fascinating for both adults and kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazing little museum! Does a great job teaching about landscape design and what it was like when Olmstead was working here in Boston. Fascinating for both adults and kids.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This small museum run by the Park Service is a must-see for architects, landscape architects, urban designers, gardeners and anyone vaguely interested in the development of urban parkland over the 100-year history of the Olmstead firm. Tours of the building, principally the firm's office areas, last an hour, but visitors can explore and enjoy the lovely grounds on their own.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Small museum based on home and office of Frederick Law Olmsted, the creative mind behind the Emerald Necklace, Central Park, World's End in Hingham, MA, and Stanford University campus grounds. This national park property is only two acres but shows representative design of FLO, as well as well preserved work spaces, Metropolis-era style. At one time there were over 70... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Birthplace of landscape architecture. It is open today, Sunday. Gorgeous grounds. Helpful tour and video. Bathrooms and air con

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This historic site is a very special place! FL Olmsted is the father of landscape architecture in America, and this was his work and office space. Learn how green space planning was done, and how Olmsted and his firm defined many of our open spaces. This is a little gem tucked in a beautiful Brookline neighborhood is worth a visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Was looking forward to a visit and a chance to view movie and perhaps a ranger led tour. On a beautiful October Sunday-no such luck. We were limited to walking the grounds for a quick peek. They need to rethink schedule here

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Come in the summer when the free ranger-lead tours are offered. The home is Olmsted's last home and studio. A short 7 minute film introduces Olmsted's work/legacy. The tour is of the studio and workshop built by Fredrick Law and his firms successors. Tour ends with a short stroll in the garden. The first floor has photographs of the home... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fairsted, the expansive home and workshop of the Olmsted family, is definitely worth a visit. The wood structures blend nicely into landscape and one gets a glimpse of the Olmsted work with the sunken garden. The exhibits inside the home (which feels like a large country estate) are very well done telling not just the story of the Olmsted family... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Frederick Law Olmsted designed Boston's Emerald Necklace, NYC's Central Park, and many more parks in the USA and Canada. His influence was huge. So I was excited to get the chance to see where he lived and worked in Brookline. You can see the part of the house he lived in on your own. I highly recommend the hourly tours,... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to the site. The estate is beautiful, and the tour of the house is fascinating. Highly recommended!

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