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Address: 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Phone Number: +1 845-265-3638
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Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Boscobel, the elegant Federal period house museum set on lovely landscaped...
Boscobel, the elegant Federal period house museum set on lovely landscaped grounds with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, has been welcoming visitors to explore its man-made and natural beauty for decades. It is an acclaimed gleaming jewel in the Hudson River Valley's crown. Vice President & New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller referred to Boscobel as "one of the most beautiful homes ever built in America." In 2014, as we celebrate Boscobel's 53rd year as a house museum, we are more than ever focused on Boscobel's mission "to enrich the lives of its visitors with memorable experiences of the history, culture and environment of the Hudson River Valley". Attractions include guided mansion tours, the Rose and Herb Gardens, the Woodland Trail of Discovery, annual signature events, such as the Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic, as well as The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performances each summer. Plus, let Pete Seeger, Bob Boyle, John Cronin, John Adams, Bobby Kennedy Jr. And Al Butzel - the giants of the mid-20th century environmental movement - tell you what they did to save the Hudson River on Boscobel's free, self-guided walking audio tour. It also tells how Boscobel and our country's independence were saved by the brave and quick actions of citizens of the Hudson River Valley. Situated on 68 acres on the east bank of the Hudson River opposite the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Boscobel is open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. (The museum & grounds are closed to the public January through March.)
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Pricey but worth it

When I saw the admission price, I almost didn’t want to visit. I’m glad I did. This is on a beautiful spot with views of West Point Military Academy and the Hudson River from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Phoenix
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228 reviews 228 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

When I saw the admission price, I almost didn’t want to visit. I’m glad I did. This is on a beautiful spot with views of West Point Military Academy and the Hudson River from the home and overlook. The mansion itself was moved to this site in the late 1950’s after the Federal Government was ready to demolish it. While... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The house and grounds tour was very interesting and presented to us in a very professional manner by our tour guide, Renee.

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Oxford
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I'm not much of a buildings person but this place has a fascinating history so well worth a visit. The views from the garden side of house are stunning. Gardens..pleasant enough.

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Fishkill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

the restored mansion and grounds are beautiful.But the views down the Hudson towards West Point are spectacular.If you are in the area and like outdoor concerts or just roam the grounds and marvel at the beauty. I was there for an outdoor 50th birthday party in August it was wonderful.

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Garrison, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The New York Shakespeare Festival does their summer program here. The property is spectacular with amazing views. Also home of the summer Cold Spring Farmers' Market.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The tour I attended, led by docent Renee, was so interesting and informative! It was amazing how much detail about the beautiful house, its history, its architecture, and its time period Renee knew and explained to our group. I highly recommend this tour for everyone. The house is on the most exquisite grounds with a phenomenal view of the Hudson... More 

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Beacon, New York
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The house and grounds are beautiful anytime of the year, but I have to say that during the Holiday Seasons from Thanksgiving thru New Years is just gorgeous. It's done in period era as well as the staff. Taste some hot cider and cheese and enjoy the lights and trees

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Boscobel Mansion - tour guide was delightful - followed by most enjoyable luncheon in marquee in the grounds.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This beautiful house located on the Hudson River across from West Point is a wonderful point to appreciate the magnificent Hudson River and to learn a bit of history. In season, it has wonderful gardens. The Shakespeare on the grounds, preceded by a picnic if you wish, is great fun with a resident cast and slightly off-beat productions. It also... More 

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Brooklyn
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51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went on a perfect early fall day, when the foliage was at its peak, and between the grandeur of the house and grounds and their remarkable spot overlooking the Hudson, this was one of the best historic house visits we've had. Simply wonderful!

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