Operating Hours & Seasons
Sign-up for tours at the visitor center. Tours begin at the top of every hour from 9:00 to 4:00.
Park Grounds and Trails Open Year Round
Tours Begin May 23, 2016
The 2016 visitor season begins May 23rd at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. President Van Buren's mansion will open for tours daily. Sign-up for tours at the visitor center located across the Old Post Road from the parking lot. Tours begin at the top of every hour from 9:00 to 4:00. The site's grounds and trails are open all year from 7:00 am until sunset.
The visitor season runs seven days a week from mid-May to October 31. 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! The Visitor Center is open daily from from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Please see the park ranger there for additional information on tours and sales items. America the Beautiful The National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass are may be purchased the visitors center for use at other federal recreation areas. Daily activities include ranger-led tours of Lindenwald. See the centerpiece of President Van Buren's Lindenwald farm. The mansion is also where Van Buren managed two presidential campaigns and entertained politicians and celebrities during the turbulent 1840's and 1850's.
There is no charge to walk the grounds which are available year round from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. 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.