Rhinebeck: Where History and Culture Meet

Rhinebeck, New York, is a popular historic town in the Northern Hudson Valley. From dramatic views of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River to the sights and sounds of a thriving performing arts center at Bard College, Rhinebeck offers the best of today’s culture mixed with a deep sense of history.A quaint village 80 miles north of Manhattan, this area is home to horse farms, antique shops and fine cuisine. According to the Village of Millbrook, there are more than 20 dining establishments within a 10-mile radius.

Rhinebeck, located on the banks of the Hudson River, is easily accessible from New York City, upstate New York, the Berkshires and Connecticut. As residents and visitors know, the tree-lined streets, specialty stores and scenic beauty make it hard to leave.

According to the local tourism site, Enjoy Rhinebeck, the town is a haven for art and culture of all kinds, from the visual and performing arts to film and fine cuisine. The town has been called one of America’s best gourmet towns.

Rhinebeck was founded in 1686 thanks to a land transaction of 2,200 acres between four Dutchmen and six Native Americans of the Esopus (Kingston) and Sepasco (Rhinebeck) tribes. The Dutch settlers called their community Kipsbergen. In 1713, the name “Ryn Beck” was used. Today Rhinebeck has 437 National Historic Register sites. The Sixteen Mile Historic District is composed of 30 contiguous riverfront estates associated with land owners in the Hudson Valley dating from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

Today, residents enjoy many landmarks and museums including the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a living museum of antique aviation; the Omega Institute, the nation's foremost educational retreat center; Montgomery Place Museum; and the Wilderstein Historic Site.

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