Judge Benson's Room


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The Van Schaack House
20 Broad St.
Kinderhook NY 12106
Phone: 518-758-6118 ~ Fax: 518-758-2850
Send Email ~ Website: www.vanschaackhouse.com
The Judge Benson Room is named after Egbert Benson, Peter Van Schaack's long-time friend and part of the incredibly talented class that walked the campus of King's College in the 1760's.

Benson's social and traveling inclinations brought him to Kinderhook several times a year, so much so that Van Schaack actually named a room in the house the "Judge Benson Room."

The two went from Kinderhook to Belford in 1818 driving the Judge's one-horse wagon to visit their mutual friend John Jay. They were all upwards of 70 years old at the time.

The room also has a large private bath.

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