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Boscobel House & Gardens

1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
+1 845-265-3638
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Garrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Boscobel, the elegant Federal period house museum set on lovely landscaped grounds with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, has been welcoming... more » Owner description: 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.) « less
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Southern California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
43 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was fine. The early 1800’s house is manageable and the grounds are also. This makes for a short, but interesting and informative tour. The views are spectacular and the staff was very professional. Do not miss the art gallery in the basement. We were glad we went. We were able to do the 9:45 West Point tour and make... More

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Passaic, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stopped at the Cold Spring Farmers Market on Saturday morning and then enjoyed a walk around the beautiful Boscobel Gardens. It was our first time there and really enjoyed the views of Constitution Marsh and West Point across the river. It looked like staff was prepping for one of the seasons final performances of the Shakespeare festival. I think next... More

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New York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon at this small estate in Garrison, NY. It was very lovely and the views out to the Hudson from the front of the house are gorgeous. The grounds only pass includes an audio tour of the history of the house, the Hudson Valley and how Dutchess County came to be. If you are a... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Boscobel may look like it has always been on its current site, but actually, the house was taken apart and moved and reconstructed when it was threatened with demolition on its original site. Now, the charming house sites on absolutely gorgeous grounds with a stunning view of the Hudson, looking directly across to West Point. The guided tour of the... More

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Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This charming and cheerful house dates back to the 1800's and is a nice contrast to the larger mansions in the area. It was moved to its present site from another location and lovingly reconstructed. It now sits on 68 beautiful acres with one of the best views of the Hudson River in the area.. (You can see West Point... More

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New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We attended the Shakespeare festival in Boscobel...The play was beautifully done ..and we also greatly enjoyed the pre-performance picnic with those magnificent views. We plan to go back and check out the house and the rest of the grounds soon...and then I'll probably give it the fifth star. We def recommend a visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We only toured the grounds but they are great. We had a picnic and then sat overlooking the wetlands. The view is stunning, and there was a nice breeze on a very hot day.

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Boscobel House and Gardens is a great location for a day trip. It has three parts that you can enjoy during one visit. 1. The house tour is very interesting. It's small enough to keep interest for young visitor. The guide is very helpful and informative. 2. The garden is well maintain and good for picnic 3. The woodland trail... More

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Pekin, Illinois
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79 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This house was built by a royalist who was granted clemency after the Revolutionary war. The house became derelict and was moved piece by piece a few miles along the river. The house is interesting as was the view across the river to WestPoint.

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connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful sight, tour guides excellent, well informed and answered all questions with great deal of knowledge. Beautiful grounds, on the Hudson, across from West Point.This is a must see. There is nothing to dislike about this place.

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