Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Law Olmsted National Historic Site, established in 1979, transcends
the traditional role of a historic house museum by also serving
as a center for the study and preservation of American landscapes.
This mission is being accomplished through the combined efforts
of the Olmsted Archives, the Landscape Education Program and the
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. Together these programs
enhance appreciation and stewardship of America's most valued public
Law Olmsted is widely recognized as America's premier landscape
architect and parkmaker. His accomplishments in the fields of park
design, conservation, town planning, and landscape architecture
have national and international significance. After work on such
landmarks as Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, Olmsted
moved to Brookline in 1883 where he established the first full-scale
professional office dedicated to landscape architecture in the United
States. From this location, Olmsted and his successors designed
thousands of public and private landscapes over the course of a
century, forever changing the face of our nation.
spirit of this work endures today as Olmsted NHS and its many partners
endeavor to preserve and interpret America's landscape legacy.