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Address: 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Phone Number: +1 845-265-3638
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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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Beautifully Restored

A great day! The house is magnificent, so thoughtfully cared for. The tour so entertainingly informative; from the larcenous first owner who skimmed off the top to the movement of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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Little Falls, New Jersey
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Little Falls, New Jersey
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

A great day! The house is magnificent, so thoughtfully cared for. The tour so entertainingly informative; from the larcenous first owner who skimmed off the top to the movement of the building from its original location. I will never look at an 18c portrait the same way again after learning that those rosy cheeks in the boys portrait could be... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Outstanding decor and restoration of this bijou mansion located opposite West Point across the Hudson River. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely not to be missed if you are in the Hudson Valley.

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This has been on my to do list for awhile and I finally got to see it. The house is spectacular from the outside and even more gorgeous inside. I've been to many historic homes but the quality of Boscobel's preservation, furnishings, and decor is better than any other I've seen. The staff is also very friendly and our tour... More 

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Humble
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

House is beautifully maintained, volunteers are very excited by there work, convinced to stay for the tour and well worth it. Great furnishings, and very interesting tour by a classic guide (grey haired, interesting, funny and a bit crude - the perfect mix). Had no idea that they have a wonderful view of West Point across the Hudson and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Another jewel in the Hudson Valley with a bonus treats for those who take advantage of seasonal HV Shakespeare theater and local Farmers Market vendors on Saturdays. You can picnic, peruse the herb garden and meditate while taking in the bucolic views ....fancy that👍🏽

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

There is an intriguing story of how and why this house still exists. Worth the trip and while our trip occurred with the Fall colors in full regalia I would have enjoyed the history behind the attraction at any season it is open. Closed during deep winter months. As with most tours, the docent plays an intregal role and ours... More 

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Rochester, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Very good house tour! Knowledgable guide and interesting facts. They moved what was left of this house and reassembled it on this new site near the Hudson River. Beautiful woodwork and furniture and large rooms. Interesting tour. Gingersnap cookies and apple cider at end of tour. If it hadn't been such a cold day (it started to snow as we... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Boscobel is an elegant and charming Federal period mansion. Surrounded by lovely gardens and woodland, it stands high above the Hudson River at one of its most scenic points. The house is filled with period furniture and fittings and very well presented. It has a fascinating history, too, from its first rather shady owner to its removal in the 1950s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is an amazing house. Beautiful inside and out. Our guide was great, telling us about how the house was saved from demolition, moved to its current location and furnished with period correct furniture. And none are reproductions.

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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We loved this tour, the house, the gardens, the story! The herb garden is so special & they let you pick a few herbs & the pears!! We highly recommend!

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