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Address: 99 Warren St, Brookline, MA 02445-5930
Phone Number: 617/566-1689
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Open to the walk in public Fridays and Saturdays during the fall/winter....

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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the history of urban greenspace

Frederick Law Olmsted, maker of America's parks. If you like spending time in urban greenspace, consider visiting this historic site maintained by the National Park Service. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Frederick Law Olmsted, maker of America's parks. If you like spending time in urban greenspace, consider visiting this historic site maintained by the National Park Service. You can take a guided tour of the house and grounds, or you can just walk around on your own. You can walk to the house from the T's green line, Brookline Hills stop... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The house and office are the stars, but you feel the design genius of Olmsted all around. Just like San Gaudens or Weir Farm, this national park does a great job of immersing you in the art and designs of Olmsted. You get to wander the house, seeing exhibits of landmark projects Olmsted did. Then there's a guided tour of... More 

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northern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is a National Park in a beautiful suburb of Boston. It is free to visit and take the tour led by a park ranger (ours was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor, too.) I thought I knew all about Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of Landscape Architecture in the US, but I learned more. The tour... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We were looking for a day-trip in the Boston area and found this site in the Boston Fodor's Guide. The exhibits about Olmsted's work are interesting, and the guided tour was very good; the guides are very knowledgeable. The rooms of the home/office contain the actual tables, chairs and "technology" of the time. The grounds are lovely and you can... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Fascinating visit (a few years ago) as to the planning and execution of Olmsted's outstanding horticulture architectural designs throughout the world. If you are visiting the City of Boston, it will be particularly interesting to then drive to the "Emerald Neckless".

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is hidden gem of Boston and Brookline, very much like Frederick Olmsted was himself. The National Park Service and the volunteers are very well informed and give tours every hour, which goes through the rooms used by the draftsmen. Its fascinating to see the tools that used to be used by landscape architects. Since everything is so well preserved,... More 

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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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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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