• 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

Pets

dog on leash

A Library of Congress color lithograph from about 1873 showing a young boy holding the leash of a large dog.

Library of Congress

Pets are welcome at Martin Van Buren NHS, but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all time. The park grounds are open for recreation, such as dog walking, from 7:00 AM to sunset year round.

Pets of any kind, except for service animals, are not permitted inside any historic structure or other building.

Remember: Do not leave your pet in a closed vehicle in the parking lot. If you must leave your pet unattended, park under shade and leave at least two windows open half way.

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.