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Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

99 Warren St, Brookline, MA 02445-5930
+1 617-566-1689
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Madame Butterfly at Famous Landscape Architect's

This Magnificent home which dates back to 1883 is located not that far from Boston and can be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa S
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Who knew landscape architecture was so interesting ?!?

My husband and I visited this place on a drizzly day which only made it more beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Jennie S
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Roy, UT
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
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99 Warren St, Brookline, MA 02445-5930
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Magnificent home which dates back to 1883 is located not that far from Boston and can be reached by public transportation. I have used Public Transportation in Massachusetts since I don't drive much, And it's fabulous. I live in New York City. The beauty...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this place on a drizzly day which only made it more beautiful and peaceful. The house is beautiful and you learn so much about how FLO started the official career of Landscape Architecture. We spent about 90 minutes total, which...More

Thank Jennie S
alparkranger, Manager at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for the kind words. I think I was the one who showed you folks around. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Boston and of course to us in Brookline. And hope you enjoyed the game.

Reviewed 7 January 2017

love Olmsted and love the way the material is thoughtfully presented. Great 7 minute film and exhibitions. Opportunity to see the wonderful house in which he lived and started the first landscape design school in America.

Thank dlsoduku
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...More

Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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...More

Thank Tomskatesnyc
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Free enternce and free tour. Within walking distance of Holiday Inn, Brookline. A great introduction to landscape planning and the thoughts of Fredrick Law Olmstead. There is a short 7 minute video of his life works. Our guide was very good and interesting. Any age...More

Thank Irena Len G
Reviewed 19 October 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
Reviewed 14 August 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...More

Thank Andrei S
alparkranger, Supervisory Park Ranger at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

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...More

Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Thank Phillips3675
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