Credit: Marist College Library Archives and Special Collections

Chancellor Livingston Chapter: Daughters of American Revolution

77 Livingston Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Hours: Friday and Saturday 2PM-4PM Memorial Day through Labor Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July and the first Saturday in December

Phone: 845-876-3867 or 845 876-4592


Historical Description:

The Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is located in the General Montgomery House. In the 18th century the house was owned by Judge Henry Beekman. It was given to his granddaughter, Janet Livingston upon her marriage to Major General Richard Montgomery while they’re own estate was being built. Montgomery was a Revolutionary War hero who was killed fighting in Quebec, Canada on December 31, 1775. The house was moved from its location on Montgomery Street (also known as Route 9) to Livingston Street. It was then purchased and restored by Mrs. de Laporte, founder of the local DAR chapter.


The Site:

The General Montgomery House is an accredited museum and is listed on the New York State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail. The house is the oldest in the village of Rhinebeck. Regular meetings of the Daughters of the American Revolution take place there every month. Chancellor Robert Livingston, who the chapter is named after, was the brother-in-law of General Montgomery. Chancellor Livingston assisted Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin in drafting the Declaration of Independence. Livingston became Chancellor of New York State after the Revolutionary War and was given the honor of administering the Oath of Office to President George Washington.



From the South:

Take the Taconic State Parkway North to Route 115/ Salt Lake Turnpike exit. Turn right onto Hollow Road. After 7.5 miles turn right onto NY-9G. Turn slight right onto Violet Hill Road then turn left onto NY-308. Turn right onto Beech Street and then left on Livingston Street.

From the North:

Take I-87 New York State Thruway to exit 21 toward Rt. 23/Catskill/Hudson. Turn left onto CR-23B. Merge onto NY-23 East via the ramp on the right. Turn slight right onto the Route 9-G ramp. Turn right onto NY-308 and then right onto Beech Street. Turn left onto Livingston Street.