Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Step into the world of the eighth president of the United States at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Explore the Lindenwald mansion where Van Buren lived after his term as president and learn about the political deals that took place in the stately rooms. Home to two ill-fated presidential campaigns, progressive farming practices and many complicated meetings about slavery, Lindenwald and its grounds offer a fascinating look at one of the most turbulent periods in American history.

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Things To Do Near Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

The highlight of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is the beautiful Lindenwald mansion, which is open seasonally for tours. If you're visiting, you can explore the grounds and get a sense of Dutch farm life in the 1700s and 1800s. Each of the sites in the park offers clarity into the influential life of Van Buren and other local families. Surrounding Lindenwald, the beautiful countryside and small towns offer plenty in the way of history, outdoor adventure, dining and shopping.

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How To Get To Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

The nearest large city to Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is Albany, New York. Once you're headed east on I-90, take the exit for U.S. 9 South in Schodack Landing. Follow U.S. 9 South for about 9 miles to Kinderhook where it becomes U.S. 9H. Turn onto Old Post Road, which will take you right to the site.

Address

1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605

Fee: Entry fee $0

Whether you're interested in political history or Dutch farming in the United States, the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is a fascinating stop. Explore historic homes from the 1600s to 1800s, learn about the wild politics that happened in the ornate rooms and admire the well-preserved structures. An RV is a wonderful way to enjoy the pastoral countryside of upstate New York that surrounds the historic site.