Heavy Visitation Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 4, 5 & 6!
From Tuesday through Thursday June 4, 5 & 6 the site has limited openings on tours between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm due to visitation by school groups. Visitors are advised to phone the park at 518-758-9689 to determine when openings are available.
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?
Martin Van Buren was the first president born in the United States of America. He was born December 5, 1782 six years after the colonies declared independence from Britain. The seven previous presidents were all born British subjects.