• Mist rises over fields on Martin Van Buren's farm Lindenwald as the Catkill Mountains loom in the distance.

    Martin Van Buren

    National Historic Site New York

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  • Tours Begin Monday May 19, 2014.

    Several recent publications have incorrectly indicated that tours resume the weekend of April 19 & 20. The park grounds are open year round from 7:00am to sunset, but tours will not resume until Monday May 19.

Whats so Funny About Political Cartoons

Please click on the link below for the current lesson plan, worksheets and handouts for the fourth grade classroom program "What's So Funny About Political Cartoons?"

You can contact ranger/educator Dawn Olson with questions about curriculum for your classroom or to arrange a visit to your school. She can be phoned at 518-758-9689 or you can e-mail us.

"What's So Funny About Political Cartoons?" lesson plan and handouts (1.24 MB pdf file)

Did You Know?

Abraham Van Buren

President Martin Van Buren's oldest son Abraham graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1827. Abraham served for 18 years in the U.S. 1st Dragoons. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel in August 1847 after the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco during the Mexican War.