Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn
Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn
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Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn


Arent Traphagen moved his father’s prosperous inn to the “Ryn Beck” crossroads in 1766. The building was made of hard stone and timber to withstand any Indian invasions. It welcomed revolutionaries like as George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Alexander Hamilton a few years later. It was the focus of the community’s political and social life when it was sold to Asa Potter in 1802. Here, rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr traded jabs that set off their famed battle and Hamilton’s demise. More than 200 years later, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Hyde Park neighbor, launched each of his presidential campaigns on the porch of the Beekman Arms.

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6387 Mill Street,
Rhinebeck, New York 12572