Steenburg Tavern

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Steenburg Tavern
Steenburg Tavern is located in New York
Steenburg Tavern
Location US 9, Rhinebeck, New York
Coordinates 41°54′36″N 73°54′33″W / 41.91000°N 73.90917°W / 41.91000; -73.90917Coordinates: 41°54′36″N 73°54′33″W / 41.91000°N 73.90917°W / 41.91000; -73.90917
Area less than one acre
Built 1755
Governing body Private
MPS Rhinebeck Town MRA
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Added to NRHP July 9, 1987

Steenburg Tavern is a historic Revolutionary War-era tavern located at Rhinecliff, Dutchess County, New York.


Located on the west side of Route 9, it was originally built about 1749[2] and expanded in the late 18th century. A 1749 map shows Joachim Radcliff living on the property; he was likely the original builder. A 1798 map indicates that it was by then a tavern owned by Benjamin van Steenburg.[2]


It is a four bay wide, two bay deep stone building built into a hillside. It features a sweeping gable roof and broad low verandah. The overhang of the front roof, sheltering a porch is a typical Dutch feature. Also on the property is a contributing carriage barn and privy. Originally built as a farmhouse,[2] it was acquired as a dependency for Grasmere, as did the Benner House and Fredenburg House, by the mid-19th century.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]