Landscape Research & Plans
President Van Buren was familiar with this property from his youth and knew that if he did not win reelection in 1840 it would make an excellent base for continued political pursuits and a glorious retirement experimenting in horticulture. This place in his native village of Kinderhook tells us much about him. He lavished great attention on his farm. To learn what the area was like when he was here and how the National Park Service will manage what Van Buren called his "sweet Lindenwald" click on the documents below:
Did You Know?
Smith Thompson Van Buren, the 4th son of the President, was the uncle of the famous authors William, Henry, and Alice James, through the marriage of his first wife Ellen King James.