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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook

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#64 of 201 in Historic Sites in New York State
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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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  • Visit this lovely house/grounds/walking trails. Ironically, although Van Buren grew up speaking Dutch, he was the inspiration for a ubiquitous English idiom: "O.K." His fans nicked-named him Old Kinde...  more »
  • I knew nothing about Van Buren before I visited this U.S. Park Historical Site. Thanks to a wonderful young man who was our tour guide, now I know a bit about Van Buren's long career in law and politi...  more »
  • Visited Van Buren's House on our quest to see one historic site for each president. Interesting tour of the home of one of the lesser known presidents. Gained an understanding of the man and his times...  more »
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  • Everything about this place is fascinating - the history, the President, the fields and the people who work there, especially the tour guides. The house is well maintained and guides do an amazing job of explaining every little detail. In fact when I went, I was the only person on the tour and my guide Connor Harty did an incredible job. If you like history, this is a little gem you would love.
  • I enjoyed the free tour of the house it was very informative and interesting. There is also a 10 minute video to watch in the welcome center.
  • Fascinating tour! John S was a great guide. Highly recommended.
  • Nice grounds to walk around and the house tour very informative. Also you can connect with two woking trails from the grounds.
  • Fantastic tour of the house, tour guide was terrific provided lots of great information

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