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2018 Best Overlooked Tourist Attraction

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

From the Emerald Necklace to Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted’s iconic work can be viewed close to home and all over the country. But did you know you can also sneak a peek at the place where the "father of landscape architecture" dreamed up his stunning designs right here in Brookline? Step inside his green-and-red Colonial to get a prime view of Olmsted’s offices, drafting tables, and the original machinery he used for making blueprints.

99 Warren St., Brookline, 617-566-1689,