Massachusetts Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site map and highlights

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Massachusetts Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site map and highlights

Map of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Frederick Law Olmsted  National Historic Site. Basic information for visitors to the  Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site In eastern Massachusetts,  in Brookline.    
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in eastern Massachusetts, in Brookline.    
The site preserves the home and office of America's leading  landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, who created some 5,000  public and private landscapes—including New York's Central Park and the  U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, DC. In 1883, Olmsted opened the  Brookline office that would be inherited by his sons, associates, and  successors, and which would eventually become a vital part of America's  national heritage. More than 1 million landscape design documents were  produced at Olmsted's home and office, and the grounds are now a living  exhibit of the artist's design ideals. The site was established in 1979.    
WHAT TO SEE & DO    
Touring historic grounds, watching film. Facilities: Visitor  center, guided tours. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Interpretive  tours (Fri.-Sun. 10-4:30), ranger-led tours of Olmsted-designed  landscapes in Boston area. Holiday Open House (Dec). Tips & Hints:  Parking is limited. Busiest May-June, least crowded Nov.-Jan.    
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS    
Free. No smoking or pets inside historic buildings. Site open Fri.-Sun. 10:30.    
HOW TO GET THERE    
Near Brookline, 3 mi from downtown Boston via MBTA Bus 60 (exit  at intersection of Boylston and Warren Sts. in Brookline, then follow  Warren St. Vs mi to Olmsted NHS), MBTA Riverside "D" Green Line subway  (exit at Brookline Hills station, turn right, follow sidewalk to Cypress  St. and across Boylston St. intersection, turn right on Walnut St.,  left on Warren St., and continue to intersection with Warren and Dudley  Sts.). Closest airport: Boston (8 mi).    
CONTACTS    
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (99 Warren St., Brookline, MA 02445, tel. 617/566-1689, fax 617/232-4073.   
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.   Basic information  for visitors to the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site In  eastern Massachusetts, in Brookline.
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