• 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

Things To Do

Statue Fall Crop

A visit to the statue of President Van Buren in the Village of Kinderhook (and your photo sitting next to him) is a must.  The statue was a gift to the Village from the Friends of Lindenwald in 2007.

National Park Service

Tours, Activities, Events, Attraction

There are tours and events which take place throughout the year at Martin Van Buren NHS. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for recreation, learning and diversion in the nearby Villages of Kinderhook and Valatie and throughout Columbia County. You can learn more by clicking on the links to the left.


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.