Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, New York Recreation Area Info & Images

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Image Gallery

Directions

The park entrance road is located off of route 9H two miles south of Kinderhook Village. GPS Coordinates: 42° 22′ 52” N -73° 42′ 13” W

Phone

(518) 758-9689

Activities

HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING

Campground Reservations

New York Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

New York Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More New York Recreation Areas | Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Official Website | Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Map

Politics before the Civil War was a whirlwind of opposing interest groups. Martin Van Buren was able to unite those groups becoming president in 1837. As frustration and violence over the extension of slavery grew in the 1840’s, Van Buren ran for the presidency twice more from this house. He hoped to unite sectional interests but failed; ultimately so did the union.