Olmsted-Beil House and Olmsted-Beil House Park

Eltingville, Staten Island

Credit: Courtesy of Max Wilde

Visit the Olmsted-Beil House and Olmsted-Beil House Park to learn about the former owners, history, and exterior changes to the nationally landmarked 17th-century farmhouse once owned by Frederick Law Olmsted. Visitors can walk the grounds of Olmsted’s former Tosomock Farm, now a New York City park, and view trees planted by Olmsted as early landscape architecture experiments, pre-dating his Central Park designs. From noon to 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday, Friends of Olmsted-Beil House will sponsor an illustrated lecture, “The Olmsted-Beil House Through Time,” led by Giuseppe Settinieri. Settinieri will discuss the various additions and renovations undertaken by the house’s owners over time, based on the latest historical information.

Visit the Olmsted-Beil House and Olmsted-Beil House Park to learn about the former owners, history, and exterior changes to the nationally landmarked 17th-century farmhouse once owned by Frederick Law Olmsted. Visitors can walk the grounds of Olmsted’s former Tosomock Farm, now a New York City park, and view trees planted by Olmsted as early landscape architecture experiments, pre-dating his Central Park designs.

From noon to 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday, Friends of Olmsted-Beil House will sponsor an illustrated lecture, “The Olmsted-Beil House Through Time,” led by Giuseppe Settinieri. Settinieri will discuss the various additions and renovations undertaken by the house’s owners over time, based on the latest historical information.

Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended. The ground is uneven, and there are no paved areas. For visitors traveling to Olmsted-Beil House Park via public transit, it is necessary to walk along a major thoroughfare from the bus stop to reach the site. Several NYC Transit bus lines, including the SIM1 from Manhattan, S78 from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and the S79 from Bay Ridge, stop near Olmsted-Beil House Park. The closest major stop is where the bus makes a right turn from Hylan Boulevard onto Richmond Avenue. You will need to walk five blocks south along Hylan Boulevard to reach the Park, which is on the right side of the street. Look for the yellow and green signs.

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4515 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10312