• 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

Park Planning

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In addition to specific planning for interpretation and landscape management the National Park Service has begun developing a General Management Plan (GMP) for Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York. The result of our multi-year effort will be a dynamic document that provides guidance for the park's day-to-day management as well as longer-range strategies for resource protection, visitor use, partnerships, and park operations.

The documents and studies above provide support for specific areas of park management while the GMP establishes an overall direction for management and development of the park. To learn more about the GMP click here. To make comments to be considered in preparing the plan e-mail us here.

To understand the history of the site, how it has been managed and the bearing the past has on current planning click here to view the park's administrative history.

Did You Know?

Martin Van Buren by John Sartain.

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.