• 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


Girl Scout volunteers at Martin Van Buren NHS

Girl Scouts have performed many volunteer roles at Lindenwald including resource management.  Here a group of Scouts pose in front of the Van Ness monument after removing brush which was obscuring the monument from view.

National Park Service

The Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program of the National Park Service is an integral part of daily operations in the 390 plus parks in the National Park System.

Volunteers are a valuable addition to the staff at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, and perform needed services in all areas of the park including maintenance, curatorial, administration and visitor services.

If you have an interest in American history, historic preservation, museum operations, woodwork, public relations, painting or historical interpretation please e-mail the site's volunteer coordinator at e-mail us to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Lindenwald.

Did You Know?

Dutch windmill and tulips

Martin Van Buren is the only president for whom English is a second language. He was raised in a community where Dutch was more common than English reflecting New York’s beginning as a colony of Holland. As a boy he spoke Dutch at home with his parents, siblings, and throughout the Village of Kinderhook.