Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
County: Columbia Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States (1837-1841) and a native of Kinderhook. Following his defeat for a second term, he returned to Kinderhook and moved into Georgian-style Lindenwald, where he entertained politicians and dignitaries until his death in 1862.

Van Buren farmed Lindenwald’s grounds, which retain orchards, ponds, meadows, and formal garden elements typical of Hudson Valley estates in the mid-19th century.

Both the visitor center and Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s home, are open seasonally. The visitor season runs from late-May to the end of October at Martin Van Buren NHS. Tours are suspended at this time.

There is no charge to walk the grounds which are available year round from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. Pick up a brochure and site bulletin in the parking lot and follow the three quarter-mile wayside loop to learn more about the founder of the Democratic Party.

Grounds open year-round from 7am – sunset

There are no fees to enter Martin Van Buren National Historic Site or to tour President Van Buren’s home (suspended at this time).

Pets are welcome at Martin Van Buren NHS, but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all time. The park grounds are open for recreation, such as dog walking, from 7:00 AM to sunset year round. Remember, please clean up after your pet.

Pets of any kind, except for service animals, are not permitted inside any historic structure or other building.


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