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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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Stony Point, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great place to tour and take photos. Stunning views of Hudson River. This is a walking history lesson. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Worth the trip

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Woodstock, Ny
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Boscobel is a lovely, moved and restored 19th century house overlooking the Hudson river at Garrison, opposite West Point. Our tour guide, Mr. Griffin, was excellent, well-versed in many intricate, interesting details of the house and it's many owners. The site is stunning, possibly one of the most beautiful locations on the Hudson, and the grounds are well maintained and... More

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Rego Park, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Boscobel house & Gardens is absolutely beautiful. It is worth taking the tour of the mansion. There is a lot of interesting history behind it. The views are absolutely beautiful. There is also a small art gallery that is worth seeing. The staff was very friendly and professional. I took the guided tour with an older gentlemen named Sam who... More

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Southern California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
44 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Wayne, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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