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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook
(4.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
The mission of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is to preserve Lindenwald, the home and farm of the nation’s eighth president. Martin Van Buren’s life bridged the eighty years between the American War for Independence and the U.S. Civil War, the critical formative years of the American Republic. He was among the most prominent Early American politicians, one whose political activities were prototypical and became common practice in American politics and are still an influence. When coupled with its surroundings and viewshed, Lindenwald appears as it did when Martin Van Buren lived; it provides an aesthetically pleasing resource which is intimately and tangibly related to his life. As such it allows for successful study and understanding of President Van Buren’s life and times as well as a refreshing recreational resource.
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  • Mid-May through October, a ranger-led tour of President Martin Van Buren's home, Lindenwald, is conducted through the house. Our young tour guide was obviously interested in his subject and gave us a ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the tour of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and took us through almost every room in the house. The guide also included he...  more »
  • Beautiful only home that Van Buren ever owned, with many many original items. Very immaculately maintained. And, if you're lucky, you'll get Andrew as a guide. He was knowledgeable, articulate, and en...  more »
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  • What a great tour by the tour guides. The house has a very interesting story, and Martin van Buren's life is one that is often skipped over in the history books. If your interested in American History, this is a great stop. And it's free (at least in 2016!)
  • Our tour guide (I think his name was Greg) was great. Probably some of the friendliest NPS staff we have encountered, and we have been to probably almost a hundred parks.
  • We all learned a lot. The rangers were all very friendly and informative. We really enjoyed the tour.
  • if you like historical sites, this is the right place for a walk to see the house and gardens.
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