Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook

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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  • Who knows much about our 8th president, Martin van Buren? Or knows where his home is? What a contrast with the Hyde Park home of FDR, here you park and enter a very small building where you can sign u...  more »
  • the building is interesting, but the information depends on ability to hear well. People who are hard of hearing need a handout they can read instead of listening to the guide.  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to this National Park Site. The house tour takes a little over an hour, but we stayed nearly two - taking in the informative movie in the gift shop and walking the beautiful pathe...  more »
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  • Awesome quiet place to snowshoe. Close to towns and easy to access. Not crowded at all. Some of the trails were packed down Nd some were virgin snow. Perfectly peaceful!
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site built in 1841 and he was our eighth President of the United States. great house and the land is beautiful too. i would love to go back in time and live here for a few months. price is right free tour. a must stop
  • Although I was not able to tour the place due to heavy rain, the ranger was very gracious to let me in and provided valuable information about other NPS managed historic sites.
  • This was really neat, beautiful house and grounds. I would like to return when you can tour the house!
  • Very good workout with pleasant scenery so you don't know you're working out.
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