Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Park grounds remain open daily from 7 am to sunset. Pick up a brochure in the parking lot and follow the three-quarter mile wayside loop to learn more about Martin Van Buren’s post-presidency home.
Facilities, including historic Lindenwald and the park visitor center, are closed for the season. Ranger programs will not be offered during the winter season.
Traditionally, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site increases operations for the spring in mid-April. Please check back closer to that time for more information.
For more self-guided activities, see the Outdoor Activities section of our website.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance, and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19, and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. The park requests that visitors follow CDC recommendations by ensuring a social distance of at least six feet from others, and wearing masks or cloth face coverings when social distancing is not possible.
The NPS encourages those not traveling to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, including:
For more information, contact us.