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?
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.