Operating Hours & Seasons

Current Park Hours:

The visitor center is open daily from 9 to 4:30. Restroom facilities, the museum shop, and a ten-minute introductory film are available throughout the day. The visitor center, grounds, and house tour are free.

House Tours:

Guided tours of Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s home, are offered daily during the summer season. Tours last one hour and cover three floors of the home.

House tours will be offered to the public at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Please sign up for the tour in the visitor center beforehand. Tours are capped firmly at 14 individuals for the comfort of visitors and safety of historic artifacts. If you have a group larger than six, please call ahead to reserve spots.

Grounds Programs:

These programs last 30 minutes and are offered on weekends. Please sign up in the visitor center before the program. Programs may be offered on weekdays if staffing allows.

Martin Van Brewin’: Hops, Crops, and the Politics of Soil

Offered at 12:10 pm

This program will reveal the relationship between Martin Van Buren’s agricultural operations and his politics, and make modern day connections surrounding the movement of sustainable agriculture.

“Whose Doing the Planting?: The American Farmer in Myth and Reality

Offered at 2:10 pm

This program will delve into agricultural operations at Lindenwald to help visitors understand the confluence between farming and land ownership and nineteenth century ideas about manhood, civics, and political power.

Tour times are always subject to change based on staffing or weather.

Park grounds are open daily from 7 am to sunset. Follow the three-quarter mile wayside loop starting near the parking area to learn more about Martin Van Buren’s post-presidency home.

For more information, call Martin Van Buren National Historic Site at 518-758-9689.

Last updated: July 29, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Martin Van Buren NHS
1013 Old Post Road

Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605


(518) 758-9689 x2040

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