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?
That widower Martin Van Buren proposed marriage to the daughter of his former law mentor shortly after he took up residence at Lindenwald, but that Margaret Sylvester turned him down!