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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  • We visited the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York on Saturday, October 28th. The introductory film at the Visitor’s Center as well as the guided house tour provided great ...  more »
  • I have visited the Martin Van Buren Historic site many times over the years and taken visitors and family when they were in the area. On some summer evening you can really see "purple mountains majest...  more »
  • Martin van Buren was a pretty obscure President, one of the many "one hit wonders." But his home, Lindenwald, is a home run. Also obscure, we had a tour of the home to ourselves. Justin, the NPS range...  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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