• 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

Guided Tours

formal parlor inside Lindenwald

President Van Buren hosted countless political meetings in the formal parlor during the 1840's and 1850's.

National Park Service

Daily Tours

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.


Did You Know?

Dutch windmill and tulips

Martin Van Buren is the only president for whom English is a second language. He was raised in a community where Dutch was more common than English reflecting New York’s beginning as a colony of Holland. As a boy he spoke Dutch at home with his parents, siblings, and throughout the Village of Kinderhook.