Sunday, November 18, 2007

Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, New York

One of my favorite restaurants in the Hudson Valley is the 1766 Tavern at the Beekman Arms. It claims to be the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States.

One night after dining there, I noticed a plaque near the front door. It said that George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette had drilled the Continental Army in front of the Inn.

From Historic Hotels of America:
The Continental Army drilled on the lawn and townspeople took refuge here when the British burned the state capital at Kingston, across the river.
The Beekman Arms is mentioned in the wikipedia article here and their web site is here.

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