• 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

Laws & Policies

Permit Applications & Park Compendium

The following links will provide you with commonly requested application forms for permits required for filming and other special park uses. Also, below you can find the park's compendium of regulations which is the official complilation of park rules enfored under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations.

Compendium of Park Regulations

Application for Special Use Permit, 10-930

Application for Filming Permit (short) 10-931

Application for Filming Permit (long) 10-932

Did You Know?

Martin Van Buren 1848 Free-Soil Poster

In the 1848 Presidential election, Martin Van Buren ran as the candidate for a new third party. The Free-Soil Party was group of disaffected Democrats opposed to the extension of slavery into the south-western territories captured from Mexico during the Mexican-American War. Martin Van Buren was the presidential candidate and Charles Francis Adams was chosen as Van Buren’s running mate. The Free-Soil Party received 10% of the popular vote in 1848 but no electoral votes. The Whig candidate and Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor won the Presidency in 1848. After the 1848 presidential election, Martin Van Buren would retire to Lindenwald.