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Address: 99 Warren St., Brookline, MA
Phone Number: +1 617-566-1689
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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A hidden gem

I work in Boston and have driven by this national park weekly and didn't even know it existed until I was on the national park website. If you have an interest in gardening... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Westwood, Massachusetts
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Westwood, Massachusetts
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I work in Boston and have driven by this national park weekly and didn't even know it existed until I was on the national park website. If you have an interest in gardening, landscape architecture or even how people lived at the turn of the 19th century, it is worth your time. Check the web site as there are limited... More 

Thank swansfromBoston
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The FLONHS is located in the former offices of Olmsted's Boston landscape architectural offices, a structure as detailed and complex as you can imagine necessary to organize and facilitate the development of hundreds of projects his company ran over the years. If you're not familiar with FLO, that's not a problem, the National Parks Service docents or guides (my apologies... More 

Thank Tomskatesnyc
Brookline, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative site dedicated to the work of FLO. Recently renovated with emphasis on office area. But they are also adding attractions in the adjoining home. Very welcoming guides, and interesting tour of the office space.

Thank Mitchell D
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

It was very interesting to learn more about Frederick Law Olmsted's life and the amazing volume of his work in landscape architecture. Definitely worth a visit if you're interested in history and the design of Boston's Emerald Necklace and Central Park.

Thank 718Susan718
Clemmons, North Carolina
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

It's fitting that the National Park Service has taken over and preserved the home and office of one of its biggest original proponents and designers. Throughout his life, Frederick Law Olmsted designed such famous landmarks as Central Park in New York, Belle Isle Park in Detroit, several national parks, and the park systems of several major cities including Boston. This... More 

Thank Andrei S
alparkranger, Supervisory Park Ranger at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, responded to this review

Hope you'll return and be able to come inside to see how all these "outside places" were designed. We'll be open Wed-Sun at 9:30am for the next month and then when our school programs start we switch to a Friday/Saturday schedule. Call us if none of this works and we can try to get you a tour at an other... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure if thus would have been a stellar experience without the tour, but with the free guided tour it was great. 1) Olmsted was a fascinating and important person 2) the house and grounds are fabulous 3) the tour brought it all together Highly recommended

Thank Phillips3675
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank apdemas
northern NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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