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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

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The homes history is strong and lends a better understanding for this giant of a man.

Not knowing much about our eighth President of the United States, it seemed advantageous to visit... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Laguna Hills
Worth a look....

We stumbled on to Martin Van Buren’s historic home by accident and were glad we did. After a... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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The estate and home of Martin Van Buren, the eight president of the United States, is spread over 38.5 scenic acres, many of which retain a high degree of integrity to the period of the former president's residence.
1013 Old Post Rd, Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605
+1 518-758-9689
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Not knowing much about our eighth President of the United States, it seemed advantageous to visit his home called Lindenwald, and fill in the blanks on this historical personage. Located along New York’s Route 9H on Old Post Road in the village of Kinderhook, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on to Martin Van Buren’s historic home by accident and were glad we did. After a short video of background at the visitors center, we took the guided tour with a knowledgeable ranger and got an informative peak into the past.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Even though it was a chilly day I had a great time. There was an unusual high turnout with a dozen people along with me on the tour of the house. The tour guide was outstanding and very informative not just on the house but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is far from the most impressive of the historically significant dwellings in the area; but visiting it is certainly worth the time and trouble. Thanks to the knowledgeable guides, a visitor is given a good understanding of a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Lindenwood, the home of our eight President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, is a very interesting tour that everyone should not miss when they are 'Mansion Hopping' in the Hudson River Valley. The home is far up closer to Albany than New York...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Justin W
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We didn’t expect too much as we were not that knowledgeable about Van Buren. But the National Park Service comes thru again with the historical perspective that makes it so worth while.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well done guide by National Park service who I have always found that they give the best and are the most well informed tours. Although the house rooms are not grand there are many interesting artifacts that the guide explains including the original wallpaper scene...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The tour was a bit hard on my 5 and 8 years old, but it was doable with the kids interested. The visit is free, they have a parking lot, a small visitor center, walking trails and the house by tours. There is free Junior...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

If your presidential amateur historian like I am this house is a must! It's free, the guides will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about Martin Van Buren and the house is so well preserved and full of history. Please be warned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank USHistoryTraveler
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Van Buren's legacy is about compromise in American presidential history, not something that I remembered much before this visit. The tour of the house was very informative and it very good, historically accurate condition. My favorite part is the staircase, so do make sure to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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19 February 2019|
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Response from KDAA | Reviewed this property |
You cannot view the home's interior without being on a tour with a park ranger (but there is no cost for the tour!)
Anthony K
21 June 2016|
Response from 39karlf | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 1 hour to tour the house. We visited on a rainy day, so we did walk around the grounds but I would say they are nothing special to see.