• 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

Operating Hours & Seasons

Sign-up for tours at the visitor center. Tours begin at the top of every hour from 9:00 to 4:00.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The 2014 visitor season begins May 19th at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. President Van Buren's mansion will open for tours daily. Sign-up for tours at the visitor center. Tours begin at the top of every hour from 9:00 to 4:00.

The visitor season runs seven days-a-week from mid-May to October 31. An entrance fee for those 16 and older, to tour the house, is collected at the Visitor Center located across the Old Post Road from the parking lot. The Visitor Center is open daily from from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Please see the park ranger there for additional information on fees, tours and sales items. Holders of America the Beautiful The National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass are admitted free. Daily activities include 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.

There is no charge to walk the grounds which are available year round from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. Pick up a brochure and site bulletin in the parking lot and follow the three quarter-mile wayside loop to learn more about the founder of the Democratic Party.

Did You Know?

Levi's Bedrole

That in September of 1849, Henry Clay was accompanied on a visit to Lindedwald by his slave Levi. Levi slept in Clay's room at Lindenwald on the floor in a bedroll.