Martin Van Buren purchased Lindenwald, an estate in his hometown of Kinderhook, in 1839. After his presidency, Lindenwald became not only a family home, but a political base. The park's virtual tour allows visitors to view three floors of the historic home.
At a time when the country was debating slavery, Martin Van Buren used his estate, which he named Lindenwald, to demonstrate that progressive agriculture techniques could increase profitability and sustain future generations of farmers using free labor rather than enslaved individuals. At the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, the National Park Service collaborates with Roxbury Farm CSA, the Open Space Institute, and the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation to preserve President Martin Van Buren's historic farmland by supporting sustainable agriculture now and for generations to come.