Season 2, Episode 8-Martin Van Buren and Lindenwald

S2 E12 Zachary Taylor and Louisville Visiting the Presidents

Tracking down Ol' Rough and Ready, Zachary Taylor, 12th President, and his homes in locations like Louisville, Baton Rouge, and along the Mississippi River! Learn about Zachary's military career and turn to politics, his brief administration, his wife, Peggy, and children, as well as what happened to his homes! Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: 1 Zachary Taylor Episode-"Zachary Taylor and Montebello"Support the show
  1. S2 E12 Zachary Taylor and Louisville
  2. S2 E11 James Polk and Columbia
  3. S2 E10 John Tyler and Sherwood Forest
  4. S2 E9 William Henry Harrison and Grouseland
  5. S2 E8 Martin Van Buren and Lindenwald

Lindenwald isn’t one of the Presidential Homes that people generally know off the top of their heads, but you will be impressed by the history (and look) of this home! Learn about Martin’s pre-Presidency resume, his wife, Hannah, and sons, his election and term, and, of course, his home!

Be sure to check out Martin Van Buren’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “Martin Van Buren and Kinderhook”!

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Visitor information.

Martin Van Buren’s Lindenwald by National Park Service.

Virtual Tour of Lindenwald provided by Google Arts and Culture.

From My July 2021 Visit!

From My August 2015 Visit!

Angelica Van Buren, who served as hostess for Martin Van Buren; her portrait hangs in the White House Red Room.
Angelica Van Buren hanging over the fireplace in the Red Room.

Martin Van Buren Home, Lindenwald: 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook, New York.

Recommended Reading for Martin Van Buren

Joel Silbey, Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics.
John Niven, Martin Van Buren: The Romantic Age of American Politics.
Donald B Cole, Martin Van Buren and the American Political System.

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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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