• 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.

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:

Cultural Landscape Report for Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

A Farmer In his Native Town: Cultural Landscape Report for the Martin Van Buren Farmland

Plant Yourself In My Neighborhood: An Ethnographic Study of Farming and Farmers in Columbia County, NY

Did You Know?

Servants Check

That the servants employed at Lindenwald by Martin Van Buren, were young Irish immigrant women between 18 and 20 years old, and were paid 8 to 12 dollars per month in salary.