Olmsted Trail

Travel to historic parks and places across the country— all from the comfort of your own home! Our new, digital Olmsted Trail highlights landscapes designed by Olmsted and his successor firms. Explore each site’s history, stewards, projects and more.

Frederick Law Olmsted and the Olmsted firm— together— had nearly 6,000 commissions. Working in 47 out of the 50 states, their work has literally shaped the American landscape. Use the map below to travel the country, visiting each site. The Olmsted Trail is a “work in progress,” and we will continue to add regularly. So check back often!

Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Arborway, Boston, MA, USA

Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803, USA

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens, Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, FL, USA

Buffalo Park System

84 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

Central Park

Central Park, New York, NY, USA

Druid Hills & Olmsted Linear Park

Druid Hills, GA, USA

Emerald Necklace

Emerald Necklace, Boston, MA, USA

Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University, Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC, USA

Gray Gardens

Gray Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

Jackson Park

Jackson Park, Chicago, IL, USA

Lake Park

Lake Park, North Lake Park Road, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Louisville Park System

Cherokee Park, Cochran Hill Road, Louisville, KY, USA

Morningside Park

Morningside Park, Morningside Drive, New York, NY, USA

Mount Royal

Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mountain View Cemetery

5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611, USA

Olmsted-Beil Farmhouse

Olmsted-Beil House Park, Orchard Lane, Staten Island, NY, USA

Planting Fields

Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY, USA

Riverside

Riverside, IL, USA

Rochester Parks System

Rochester Parks Department, Church Street, Rochester, NY, USA

Seaside Park

Seaside Park, Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms, Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vermont, USA

Stanford University

Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, USA

Stonehurst

Stonehurst Parking Lot, Western Greenway, Waltham, MA, USA

Sudbrook Park 

Sudbrook Park, Lochearn, MD, USA

Terwilliger Parkway

Terwilliger Parkway, Portland, OR, USA

Trinity College

Trinity College, Summit Street, Hartford, CT, USA

U.S. Capitol Grounds

US Capitol Grounds, Washington, DC, USA

Village of Kohler

319 Highland Drive, Kohler, Wisconsin 53044, USA

Washington Park

Washington Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Yerkes Observatory

373 W Geneva St, Williams Bay, WI 53191, USA

Yosemite

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

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Arnold Arboretum
Boston, Massachusetts
Biltmore Estate
Asheville, North Carolina
Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Wales, Florida
Buffalo Park System
Buffalo, New York
Central Park
New York, New York
Emerald Necklace
Boston, Massachusetts
Gallaudet University
Washington, District of Columbia
Gray Gardens
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jackson Park
Chicago, Illinois
Lake Park
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Louisville Park System
Louisville, Kentucky
Morningside Park
New York, New York
Mount Royal
Montreal, Quebec
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland, California
Olmsted-Beil Farmhouse
Staten Island, New York
Planting Fields
Oyster Bay, New York
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York
Riverside
Riverside, Illinois
Rochester Parks System
Rochester, New York
Seaside Park
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne, Vermont
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Stonehurst
Waltham, Massachusetts
Sudbrook Park 
Pikesville, Maryland
Terwilliger Parkway
Portland, Oregon
Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut
U.S. Capitol Grounds
Washington, District of Columbia
Village of Kohler
Kohler, Wisconsin
Washington Park
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Yerkes Observatory
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Yosemite
Yosemite, California

Add a Site

Do you steward an Olmsted park or landscape not currently listed on our Olmsted Trail? Connect with us to join the network and get your site on the map! You’ll work with a staff member to create a Spotlight blog for our monthly e-newsletter and the perfect Olmsted Trail page.