David Van Schaack's mansion, built in 1774.
General Burgoyne passed through Kinderhook, as a prisoner of war, and was entertained at the mansion. Many other notable historical figures such as Aaron Burr, Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay and Washington Irving amongst others were visitors.
After a pleasing walk along Broad Street, I drove a short distance away on Route 9H to Lindenwald, the home of former president Martin Van Buren in the mid 1800's.
5 story Italianate tower sits atop Lindenwald. From the top, Martin Van Buren had views of his 220 acres and of the Catskill Mountains in the distance
These were the grounds that Van Buren farmed nearly 150 years ago.
Unfortunately tours of the mansion are only seasonal, so I will have to wait until next summer for that. But luckily, the grounds are open all year to explore.