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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  • September 22, 2017
    The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, NY preserves the mansion of our 8th President. A close confidant and friend to Andrew Jackson, Van Buren became Jackson's Vice President, fou...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    I've driven through Kinderhook numerous times and always noted that Martin Van Buren's home was there. We finally said that we had to go and we are glad we did. The our guide started by saying that ma...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Most people don't know much about our 8th president. Did you know that he was the first president for whom English was a second language? He spoke Dutch. He started out as a lawyer but gravitated towa...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • May 22, 2017
    Fascinating tour! John S was a great guide. Highly recommended.
  • May 29, 2017
    Nice grounds to walk around and the house tour very informative. Also you can connect with two woking trails from the grounds.
  • June 12, 2017
    Fantastic tour of the house, tour guide was terrific provided lots of great information

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