National Park Service
Ranger-led tours of Lindenwald. See the centerpiece of President Van Buren's Lindenwald farm. The mansion is also where Van Buren managed two presidential campaigns and entertained politicians and celebrities during the turbulent 1840's and 1850's.
Sign-up for tours at the visitor center. Tours begin at the top of every hour from 9:00 to 4:00.
Get out and stretch your legs! Explore the upper terrace of Martin Van Buren’s farm, enjoy the beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains while you discover the connections between politics and agriculture in antebellum America. You’ll see the grave of Lindenwald’s original builder, Peter Van Ness and his wife and learn about the activities of the men and women of Roxbury Farm who are stewards of the farmland today. This 90-minute tour is offered on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1:00 at the park visitor center.
Did You Know?
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.