Known as Fairsted, the former Olmsted home and office houses the Olmsted Archives, documenting over 6,000 landscape design projects undertaken by the Olmsted firm from the 1850s to 1979. The archives, containing close to 1,000,000 original documents, are an essential resource supporting NAOP’s research, advocacy and education work, and publications including The Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, and The Master List of Design Project of the Olmsted Firm 1857-1979.
The partnership between NAOP and The Frederick Law Olmsted Papers Project advances our collective efforts to document and raise awareness of the tremendous landscape heritage of Olmsted and his firm. NAOP is the administrative steward of the Olmsted Papers Project, providing fundraising and project management assistance toward the completion of this important 12-volume documentary series of Olmsted’s most significant letters and landscape plans.
The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation provides a full range of technical assistance in cultural landscape research, planning, stewardship, and education. Founded at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, the Olmsted Center perpetuates the traditions of the Olmsted Offices and Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.'s lifelong commitment to people, parks, and public spaces.
The Friends of Fairsted works cooperatively with the National Park Service to benefit and support Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and its mission: to preserve and interpret “historic structures, grounds and collections associated with the professional design office of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. and the Olmsted firm.” A Friends of Fairsted grant program supports publications and programs that advance the knowledge and appreciation of the Olmsted legacy. For more information, see the grant program guidelines. Friends of Fairsted offers the Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship, honoring the renowned scholar and editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. For more information, see the Friends of Fairsted website.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation is the only not-for-profit foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of cultural landscapes. Through education, technical assistance and outreach, the Cultural Landscape Foundation broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide in hopes of saving our priceless heritage for future generations.
NAOP closely works with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) in providing information and public guided tours of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874.
The NAOP website has been funded in part by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation through the Dorothea de Schweinitz Preservation Fund for Washington, DC.