Truly appreciating Lindenwald, much like getting to know and admiring Martin Van Buren, requires some effort. You have to delve into the interior and take a much closer look before coming to any conclusions.
Visitors to the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook wait outside Lindenwald before taking a tour of the former president’s home. The original house was built in 1797 and underwent major alterations when Van Buren bought the home in 1839.
The facade of Lindenwald, the home of our eighth president, Martin Van Buren, reflects a number of different architecutral styles from the 18th and 19th centuries.
A nearly 20-foot long table, a reproduction, and the original French wallpaper dominate the main entrance hall at Lindenwald, the home of Martin Van Buren.
Martin Van Buren imported 51 rolls of wallpaper from France depicting a hunting scene to decorate the main entrance hall at Lindenwald, his home in Kinderhook.
Visitors at Lindenwald listen to tour guide Anthony Bianco of East Greenbush discuss servant life in the kitchen area of Martin Van Buren’s home.
A portrait of Angelica Van Buren, Martin Van Buren’s daughter-in-law, hangs on a wall in a first-floor room at Lindenwald.
Visitors tour the second floor of Lindenwald where our nation’s eighth president, Martin Van Buren, died in his bedroom in 1862.
A large winding staircase heads up three floors to the tower on top of Lindenwald.