Boston Harbor Islands Trip Highlights

Bossip Be Trippin’: Journey To Boston’s Harbor Islands, JFK’s Birthplace & Longfellow’s Plush Garden

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Lastly we visted the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site where we learned about Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation’s foremost park maker of the 19th century.

His “Fairsted” landscape architecture office is still standing and inside we learned about his ideas, philosophy and The Olmstead Firm where he and his collaborators brought their landscape ideas to life. It was there that Olmsted taught his design principles to his pupils and partners.

Think about some of the nation’s oldest and most beautiful parks, for example; New York’s Central Park, Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, and the country’s oldest state park, the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls. They’re each covered in Olmstead’s fingerprints.

These days the historic site is being used as a teachable tool. Third graders from Boston Public Schools are provided free transportation to Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site for Good Neighbors: Landscape Design and Community Building.

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

Boston Harbor Islands

Source: Dani Canada, iOne Digital / Danielle Canada

More photos from our adventures in Boston below.

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