The Friends of Lindenwald are a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance the preservation of Lindenwald and the artifacts associated with President Van Buren.
The Friends of Lindenwald also further the study and appreciation of Van Buren’s role in American history. The organization sponsors a variety of member programs — public lectures, school programs, artifact conservation, luncheons, receptions, picnics and concerts — and participates in planning and development of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
Van Buren, who in addition to his term as President, served his native New York State and the country in many capacities — governor, senator, U.S. Secretary of State, Vice President — acquired Lindenwald in 1839. Lindenwald is a unit of the U.S. National Park System, operated by the National Park Service.