Lindenwald – President Martin Van Buren National Historic Site - This house was the farm retirement residence of Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States. Open May – October, Route 9H, fee.
The Luykas Van Alen House – Erected in 1737 this Dutch farmhouse is a restored house museum representing 18th century rural Dutch farm life. Open Memorial to Labor Day. Route 9H, fee. Call for hours: 518-758-9265.
Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse – A 19th century building that served as a school in the 1940s. It takes its name from Washington Irving’s schoolteacher in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Open Memorial to Labor Day. Route 9H. Call for hours: 518-758-9265.
Merwin Lake – This area is memorable as a frequent fishing spot of Washington Irving and Jesse Merwin. Merwin’s house is not open to the public; therefore we ask that the owner’s request of privacy be upheld. Take 9H to Fisher Road; follow Merwin Lake Road (left). Lake on the right.
Martin Van Buren Birth Site – Martin Van Buren was born on this site. The original home has been replaced. Hudson Street, Kinderhook Village, Historical Marker.
James Vanderpoel House (The House of History) – Built ca 1819 by James Vanderpoel, purchased by Columbia County Historical Society in 1925. This Federal period mansion is furnished with early 19th century furniture and decorative art. Open Memorial to Labor Day. Route 9, Board Street, Kinderhook Village, fee. Call for hours: 518-758-9265
General John Burgoyne House – General John Burgoyne as prisoner of war was entertained in this house on the night of October 22, 1777, while being taken from Saratoga to Boston. Route 9, Broad Street, Kinderhook Village Private Home, Historical Marker.
Slave Cemetery – To the rear of the original “Burgoyne House Estate” is a small cemetery, which was used to bury one resident’s slaves. This cemetery is located at the present village playground on Rothermel Avenue, Kinderhook Village.
Benedict Arnold House – According to tradition Benedict Arnold was brought here after being wounded at the Battle of Bemis Heights in 1777. Route 9, Board Street, Kinderhook Village Home, Historical Marker.
Columbia County Museum –
Changing exhibits interpreting the 300-year history of Columbia County. Research library on premises. Open year-round. 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook Village. Call 518-758-9265 for hours. For more information, visit the following website - http://www.cchsny.org/intro_links_sites.html
Old Columbia (Kinderhook) Academy – Early Dutch school incorporated March 13, 1797. Became Kinderhook April 3, 1824. Albany Avenue, Kinderhook Village Private Home, Historical Marker.
Martin Van Buren Grave Site (1782 –1862) – Governor of New York State and 8th President of the United States. Located on older section of cemetery. Albany Avenue, Kinderhook Village.