For Kids

Explore our options for interactive family activities!

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site offers several different activities for children of all ages. Whether you are learning remotely, visiting in the off-season, or wish to take a guided tour, we have options for hands-on learning for the whole family.

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View of the front cover of the Jr Ranger booklet.


Become a Junior Ranger!

Participate in this classic National Park Service program at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site! Our Junior Ranger booklet is made to use onsite and features a special pop-up activity book. If you wish to keep your Jr Ranger booklet than a printed copy is available.
By exploring both the historic house and Van Buren's farm, children are encouraged to draw connections between the past and their own lives.
Children hold up masks of Martin Van Buren's face
Learning about President Martin Van Buren is lots of fun!

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Lindenwald Littles Programs:

A little too little for the Junior Ranger program? No worries! Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is now offering special educational activities for children ages 2-5. A variety of activities are available on our Distance Learning page.

NPS Jr Park Ranger Explorer
NPS Jr Park Ranger Explorer


Junior Rangers: Let's Plan an Adventure!

What do historic sites, volcanos, forts, and rivers have in common? They can all be found in national parks!
With over 420 national park units to explore, where will your adventure take you this time?
You can plan your next trip to a park!
Be a Jr Ranger Park Explorer!

Last updated: January 24, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Martin Van Buren NHS
1013 Old Post Road

Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605


518 764-1041

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