The historic Elmendorph Inn was built in the 1760s and became a stop on the stagecoach route between New York City to Albany. The Inn was in disrepair and slated for demolition when the Friends of Elmendorph, Inc. purchased it in 1977.
Thanks to community support, State and Federal grants and fund raising activities, the building has been restored to its appearance in the 1820's. It is structurally sound, centrally heated and air conditioned, electrified and handicap accessible.
The Elmendorph Inn
The Inn is now available for meetings, exhibits, celebrations, tours and local history programs.
The second floor of the Inn houses the Rosemary Coons Archive Center for the Egbert Benson Historical Society of Red Hook along with a work room and a Gallery.