• 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

Plan Your Visit

campfire program

Visitors enjoy a campfire talk in the north field at Martin Van Buren NHS.

National Park Service

What to Do -- When to Visit

The visitor season runs from mid-May to the end of October at Martin Van Buren NHS. Plan on spending at least and hour-and-a-half. A visit to to President Van Buren's home is a must, but all sorts of opportunities are available. Events, trails and activities such as campfire programs are offered throughout the visitor season. Contact us to find out what's up!

Did You Know?

Abraham Van Buren

President Martin Van Buren's oldest son Abraham graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1827. Abraham served for 18 years in the U.S. 1st Dragoons. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel in August 1847 after the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco during the Mexican War.