Martin Van Buren National Historic Site will host a Bark Ranger Weekend, celebrating the official launch of the BARK Ranger program with a BARK Ranger dog tag, treats, dog photo contest, and a new walking tour celebrating five iconic dogs of the National Park Service, on June 10th and 11th.
K-9s from the Columbia County Sheriff Department will be at the Site on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. On Sunday from 10 am to noon, a local senior dog organization will be available for pats and scratches.
Dogs who get certified during BARK Ranger Weekend will get a free Martin Van Buren NHS BARK Ranger dog tag and treats.
The The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is located at 1013 Old Post Rd, in Kinderhook. The site includes the home of Van Buren, who was born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY. He bought the 36-room Lindenwald mansion during his presidency in 1839, and lived there from 1841 until his death in 1862.
The Visitor Center tent is open seven days a week from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Guided tours of Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s home, are offered daily at 10 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Tours last 45 minutes and cover the interior of the home, the Van Buren family, and history of the site.
Rangers also offer a Walk Thru House Tour at 11 am and 12 pm. This shortened tour visits the first floor of the house and lasts a half hour.
For more information, call the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site at (518) 758-9689 or visit their website.