Your interest in supporting Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is deeply appreciated. The site has always relied upon the generosity of individuals, families, organizations, foundations, corporations and small businesses. If you choose to make a gift to the site it will be used to support preservation and programming or may be directed to a specific purpose such as acquisitions. We rely heavily on the generosity and kindness of our visitors, and we thank you for past your support and look forward to future public spiritedness.
The park is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating, you may contact the park at 518-758-9689 or you may make a contribution in the donation box located in the visitor center. Please make checks out to the National Park Service. For security and other reasons, you cannot make on line contributions directly to the park, or the National Park Service.
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Did You Know?
In the 1848 Presidential election, Martin Van Buren ran as the candidate for a new third party. The Free-Soil Party was group of disaffected Democrats opposed to the extension of slavery into the south-western territories captured from Mexico during the Mexican-American War. Martin Van Buren was the presidential candidate and Charles Francis Adams was chosen as Van Buren’s running mate. The Free-Soil Party received 10% of the popular vote in 1848 but no electoral votes. The Whig candidate and Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor won the Presidency in 1848. After the 1848 presidential election, Martin Van Buren would retire to Lindenwald.