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

Reviewed 2 days ago
kingbyriverk
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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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Great visit.

Even though it was a chilly day I had a great time. There was an unusual high turnout with a dozen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vcals830
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Holbrook, New York
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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.
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1013 Old Post Rd, Kinderhook, NY 12106-3605
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+1 518-758-9689
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 3, 2018

My husband and I visited the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. We visited this site multiple times in the past and always enjoyed it. The introductory film at the Visitor’s Center as well as the...More

4  Thank kzsull01
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Not one of the best mansions to visit. Admission, unlike many other sites administered by the Park Service, was free. The ranger gave us a nice informative tour. The mansion itself is OK, but not as elaborate as the FDR home. About an hour north...More

2  Thank Ricmar60
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed October 3, 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

Thank Link518
Reviewed September 16, 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

Thank viganiko
Reviewed September 15, 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

Thank USHistoryTraveler
Reviewed September 13, 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

1  Thank schmayla98
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

It’s a treat to visit a National Park that doesn’t have a fee. We arrived about 1/2 hour before the tour to sign up and had time to view the short video about our 8th president before entering the mansion. Also had a chance to...More

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Anthony K
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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.
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