• 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

Virtual Tour

MVB by Inman

Martin Van Buren by Henry Inman

National Park Service

You can explore President Van Buren's beloved home on this virtual tour. This tour requires the Adobe Flash plug-in on your browser. If your computer or device isn't already equipped with the Flash player the first time you begin the tour there will be a brief delay as the program searches for the appropriate Flash plug-in. We hope that you enjoy this virtual tour and will make plans to visit the real thing soon. To begin your tour click on Van Buren's portrait.

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.