Historic Walking Tours

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society is pleased to offer great opportunities to learn about our historic landmark village. Discover the winding roads, delightful parks, beautiful landscapes, varied architecture and much, much more!

The North Tour covers the area north of the railroad tracks and features the Longcommon (key to Olmsted’s plan), an architecturally significant school, a place of worship designed by Jenney, and homes by Silsbee, Wright, Perkins, and Purcell & Elmslie.

The South Tour includes Swan Pond Park, Scottswood Common, Wright’s Country Estate & service buildings, architecture by Jenney, Drummond, Kenny & Vinci, Wittlesey, and a home designed by Olmsted’s partner, Calvert Vaux.

The Winding Longcommon

The Winding Longcommon

2014 Tour Schedule

  • May 25, (North side)
  • June 29, (South side)
  • July 27, (North side)
  • August 31, (South side)
  • September 21, (North side)
  • October 26, (South side)


The Historic Watertower

Our Historic Watertower

Important information

  • Tours depart Riverside Train Depot, 90 Bloomingbank Road (main train station, east side of platform) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tours end at approximately 4:00 p.m.
  • The cost is $15 ($10 for seniors 62+ and Olmsted Society members).
  • Group tours arranged by calling (708) 442-7675 or via email gro.yteicosdetsmlonull@sruot. A deposit of $75 is required for Special Group Tours.