• NHS Programs

Winter 2017

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site programming is closed for regular programming but has upcoming special events this winter. All events are free and open to the public. Some require advanced registration.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 12:00–4:00pm

Specialty and Standard Tours

Did you miss our closing weekend? Here is one last chance to drop in for a tour this winter. Tours include “Olmsteds and the Organic Act” at 12:00pm and “Landscape for the Seasons” at 2:00pm. Traditional tours at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. 
Exhibits and bookstore will be open from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. No advance registration is required.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 11:00am–12pm

Olmsted: “A Many Sided, Fluent, Thoroughly American” Man

From sailor to superintendent, journeyman to journalist, all these seemingly disparate experiences would, like a mosaic, only reveal their role in creating this American artist through the distance of time. Examine Olmsted’s search for his purpose in life and whether, in the end, he felt he found it.
Reservations are required.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 12:00–3:00pm

Opening the Olmsted Vault: World’s End and The Trustees of Reservations

In Fairsted winter tradition, we open our archival collection for up close viewing – this time partnering with The Trustees of Reservations, World’s End. Explore original plans, drawings, and photographs at your own pace and speak with Olmsted experts, an Olmsted archivist, and staff from World’s End. No advance registration is required.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 1:00–2:30pm

Franklin Park: A “Quiet Season” Jaunt

Explore Franklin Park in the early spring, before the crowds arrive and after the departure of our New England winter. Visit Olmsted’s “Ante-Park” sections, including the Valley Gates, the Playstead Overlook and Shelter ruins, the Long Crouch Woods, and the Bear Dens. Includes an optional 45-min tour of historic sections of the Franklin Park Zoo until 3:15pm.
Reservations are required.


Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
99 Warren Street
Brookline, MA