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Boscobel House & Gardens

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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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Due to my poor research, did not realize the tours of Lyndhurst and Kykuit were closed on our first travelling day. We decided to do the Boscobel tour instead, which was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Due to my poor research, did not realize the tours of Lyndhurst and Kykuit were closed on our first travelling day. We decided to do the Boscobel tour instead, which was a "maybe" on our itinerary. I'm really glad we did because I learned many new interesting things regarding the specific property and how life was lived during that time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Boscobel is a beautiful historic home sitting on the most spectacular location, the views are magnificent. There are benches on the grounds featuring the best viewing opportunities. We had a very informative tour of the house entering every room and ending with being served lemonade and ginger cookies. It was a very educational and enjoyable experience. The rose garden and... More 

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Goshen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have visited Boscobel House and Gardens before and done the house tour. We love the grounds and spectacular view of the Hudson River and West Point. On this occasion we took visitors from the UK and did the tour with Sam, an Octogenarian with a zest for life, history, and a lively sense of humour. His encyclopaedic knowledge of... More 

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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I've been to most all mansions from Lyndhurst to Oleana along the east side of the river and this one surprises you. There are much grander homes like Millonaire Row on 9g but this a home. Boscobel originally sat on the crest of the Veterans hospital in Montrose,NY. Land bought by the government the house was dismantled,each piece numbered,stored in... More 

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athens, georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our group had a specially scheduled tour of the house and grounds recently which we enjoyed although the staff could have been a little more friendly and welcoming. Many in our group felt we were being talked to as if we were children needing supervision which was a little off-putting. There was some confusion about our early- 10 minutes- arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A visit to Boscobel is well worth your time. The setting is absolutely magnificent. I cannot imaging a better view of the Hudson. Keep in mind as you visit that the house is not on its original site, but was moved decades ago for reconstruction. The fact that the house has been completely reconstructed using the original drawings and materials... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice surprise! Beautiful location across the Hudson from West Point Academy. Great place to have a picnic lunch , tour the mansion and enjoy the gardens. Return at night for a play at the Shakespeare Festival.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great one hour informative tour of this early 1800s house that was moved here 50 years ago and reconstructed on this beautiful location. Magnificent views, lovely gardens. Tours of the house including the gardens and a historical audio tour is $18 and $14 for seniors. Access to the gardens only is $11.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Boscobel has beautiful gardens and the most spectacular view of the Hudson River. Nice place to spend some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about Boscobel House & Gardens

Address: 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Phone Number: +1 845-265-3638
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Garrison
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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