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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • We stopped by the Martin Van Buren National Historical Site on a whim. The National Park Service always does a great job presenting each attraction. The Visitor's Center was small but informative. The...  read more »
  • The Lindenwald estate of Martin van Buren is a little off the beaten track but worthwhile a visit. While van Buren may be considered one of the lesser presidents he led an interesting life in and out ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Tour guides are knowledgeable. Great hiking trails nearby.
  • if you like historical sites, this is the right place for a walk to see the house and gardens.
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