About The Olmsted Legacy Trail
The Olmsted Legacy Trail website was created to provide information about landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut. The site’s objective is to provide education about Olmsted’s life and works in Connecticut. Olmsted is a Connecticut native and therefore we are the stewards of his birthplace, early influences, a small body of his work located in the state and his burial site. Other goals for this website and trail include:
Support the study and preservation of historic landscapes in Connecticut.
Promote landscape architecture in Connecticut.
Drive tourism activity to Olmsted sites and communities, similar to other “trail” concepts.
Expand the trail to include neighboring states with Connecticut as the nexus to the trail.
In the coming years, the website will eventually include the projects of the Olmsted Brothers and any other landscapes that fall under the Olmsted Legacy.
This site was created by a dedicated team of volunteers from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA). We look forward to sharing further information about the Olmsted legacy in Connecticut.