• 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

Brochures

Park brochures and bulletins
The park's map and guide as well as a variety of site bulletins are found here and may be downloaded for free. Also here is a suggested reading and documentary film list from which you can discover more about Martin Van Buren. The park bookstore has many volumes for sale about Van Buren and ante bellum history.

Park Map and Guide

Lindenwald Wayside Loop Trail

Kinderhook Dutch Farming Heritage Trail

Martin Van Buren Nature Area

19th Century Games

Trees & Shrubs at Lindenwald

Suggested Reading and Documentary Films

 

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.