• 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

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  • Tours Begin Monday May 19, 2014.

    Several recent publications have incorrectly indicated that tours resume the weekend of April 19 & 20. The park grounds are open year round from 7:00am to sunset, but tours will not resume until Monday May 19.

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Columbia County Historical Society

518-758-9265

The Society operates several historic sites as well as a museum and library. Sites include the James Vanderpoel House of History and the Luykas Van Alen House where you can also visit the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse. Call or check their web site for current exhibits, hours and tour schedules. 1 mile

Shaker Museum - Mount Lebabnon
518-794-9100

For 160 years, from 1787 to 1947, the Shakers at Mount Lebanon led the largest and most successful utopian communal society in America. 27 miles


Olana State Historic Site

518-828-0135

Olana is the home of famed Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. 20 miles

Clermont State Historic Site

518-537-4240

The home of seven generations of the Livingston family including Robert R. Livingston who helped to draft the Declaration of Independence. The world's first successful steamboat was invented here. 25 miles

Lake Taghkanic State Park

518-851-3631

Tent and trailer campsites and cabin camping facilities. Beaches, picnic areas, boat launch rowboat, paddleboat and kayak rentals, recreation hall and showers. 25 miles

Did You Know?

Dolly Madison

That Abraham Van Buren, the President's oldest son, was introduced to his future wife Angelica Singleton of South Carolina, by her cousin Dolly Madison.