Basic Information

Martin Van Buren NHS
1013 Old Post Road
Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605

The park entrance road is located off of route 9H two miles south of Kinderhook Village. GPS Coordinates: 42° 22' 52'' N -73° 42' 13'' W

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

The park is open year round from 7:00 am to sunset, however tours of the President'se are available during the visitor season which operates seven days-a-week from mid-May to the end of October and Saturdays and Sundays in April and November. Look for specific dates in "Get a Quick Start" below. During the visitor season the visitor center is also open 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Guests may learn about tours of President Van Buren's home and other programs by speaking with the ranger at the visitor center.

Park Hours Year-round; Tours Available mid-May Through October and weeknds in November

  • Sunday:7:00 AM - Sunset
  • Monday:7:00 PM - Sunset
  • Tuesday:7:00 AM - Sunset
  • Wednesday:7:00 AM - Sunset
  • Thursday:7:00 AM - Sunset
  • Friday:7:00 AM - Sunset
  • Saturday:7:00 AM - Sunset

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

The park is open year round from 7:00 am to sunset. The visitor center is open 9:00 am to 4:30 pm seven-days-a-week from mid-May to the end of October each year . Guests may learn about tours of President Van Buren's home and other programs by speaking with the ranger at the visitor center.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: - Sunset
  • Monday: - Sunset
  • Tuesday: - Sunset
  • Wednesday: - Sunset
  • Thursday: - Sunset
  • Friday: - Sunset
  • Saturday: - Sunset

The weather at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is typical of the northeast United States; it varies considerably throughout the year. Always check the forecast prior to your visit and dress accordingly. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as well.

he weather at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is typical of the northeast United States; it varies considerably throughout the year. Always check the forecast prior to your visit and dress accordingly. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as well.

There are no fees to enter Martin Van Buren National Historic Site or to tour President Van Buren's home. Visitors must, however, register for a tour of the house by stopping at the visitor center.

Entrance Fees:

Fees Suspended in 2016! - $0.00

In celebration of the National Park Service's 100th birthday on August 25th the usual $7.00 entrance fee for visitors 16 and older has been suspended for all of 2016! This year visitors don't need to pay to see Lindenwald - so come on out and "Find Your ParK." These passes can be purchased online or at the visitors center for use at other federal recreation areas

Entrance Passes:

Entrance Fee Susupended for 2016 - $0.00

n celebration of the National Park Service's 100th birthday on August 25th the usual $7.00 entrance fee for visitors 16 and older has been suspended for all of 2016! This year visitors don't need to pay to see Lindenwald - so come on out and "Find Your ParK."


The park's visitor center is located across Old Post Road from the visitor parking lot. The visitor center is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm seven-days-a-week mid-May through the end of October and also on weekends April 22nd through mid-May 2017 and during November 2017. Please go there first to learn about programs and to sign up for tours of the Lindenwald mansion.

Visitor Center

The park's visitor center is located across Old Post Road from the visitor parking lot. The visitor center is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm seven-days-a-week during the visitor season which runs from mid-May through the end of October each year. Please go there first to learn about programs and to sign up for tours of the Lindenwald mansion.

 
aerial photo 2011
An aerial view of the park showing facilities, parking and surrounding farmland.

Michael Frederick

Get a Quick Start:

Operating Hours & Seasons

The 2017 visitor season begins Saturday April 22nd at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. President Van Buren's mansion will open for tours on weekends from April 22nd to mid-May. From mid-May through October tours are offered seven-days-a-week. Tours return to weekend only in November. Sign-up for tours at the visitor center.

May through October tours are offered at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00.

Weekends only in April to mid-May and November tours are available at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.


There is no charge to walk the grounds which are available year round from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. Pick up a brochure and site bulletin in the parking lot and follow the three quarter-mile wayside loop to learn more about the founder of the Democratic Party.

Fees & Passes

There are no fees to enter Martin Van Buren National Historic Site or to tour President Van Buren's home. Visitors must, however, register for a tour of the house by stopping at the visitor center.

Permits & Reservations

Special uses of the park, like weddings or commercial filming, require permits. Picnic tables may be used for free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schools and organized groups may reserve guided tours of the historic site. Click for film permits

Weather

The weather at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is typical of the northeast United States;it varies considerably throughout the year. Always check the forecast prior to your visit and dress accordingly. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as well.

Pets

Pets are welcome at Martin Van Buren NHS, but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all time. The park grounds are open for recreation, such as dog walking, from 7:00 AM to sunset year round.

Pets of any kind, except for service animals, are not permitted inside any historic structure or other building.

Remember: Do not leave your pet in a closed vehicle in the parking lot. If you must leave your pet unattended, park under shade and leave at least two windows open half way.

Goods & Services

Just north of the park the Villages of Kinderhook and Valatie offer dining, shopping, gas, and other commercial services. Additional good and services can be found in 10 miles south of the park in the City of Hudson.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Martin Van Buren NHS
1013 Old Post Road

Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605

Phone:

(518) 758-9689 x2011

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