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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Interesting and informative tour

The website says the tour lasts for 50 minutes. The one I was on was 75 minutes. But it was interesting and informative. No picture taking in the house itself. But plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The website says the tour lasts for 50 minutes. The one I was on was 75 minutes. But it was interesting and informative. No picture taking in the house itself. But plenty of picture taking opportunities outside. Visiting during peak foliage changing season is probably a good idea. A little disappointing that the house is not in its original location... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Love this place! Entry fee for the house tour but you have roam the grounds free of charge. Such a lovely spot on the Hudson River. Beautiful gardens and a lovely place to sit and enjoy nature.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Boscobel is a beautiful mansion set on Hudson River. During the Holidays there are tours of a beautifully decorated house. The summertime brings yoga classes taught on the lawn overlooking the Hudson River, concerts and Shakespearean plays. Many people enjoy walking the grounds. There is a delightful gift shop too!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a beautiful place to visit: the gardens, the view of the Hudson and the Constitution marsh, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, the elegant Federal-period house museum that was once the home of Elizabeth Dyckman. On a clear day you can see as far as Westpoint! There is no fee for visiting the gardens/grounds, only for visiting the historic home... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great tour of the Boscobel House, which was owned by the Dyckman family and the grounds, what great history, loved the house, will kept grounds and what a view of the Hudson River. I like the tour guide, he knew his history and was willing to answer questions and there was a treat at the end. There is also an... More 

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Putnam Valley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While it is interesting to tour the Dyckman house at Boscobel, what is more captivating is the magnificent view of the Hudson from the grounds of the estate. Priceless. Unique. And, as long as you DON'T tour the house, free. They also offer Shakespeare-in the round. Unfortunately, iwhen you are seated and see just the actors' back, it is difficult... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

While I had heard about Boscobel for many years but had never visited. The property is beautiful, the gardens and grounds immaculately kept. But best of all was the tour of the house with an excellent docent. If you're in the area don't miss it.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Oh Boscobel - I could spend whole days here, just enjoying the gardens, the history, the yoga, the Shakespeare.... But now, to give a little depth to the history, they're exhibiting works of a 19th century Hudson River artist. This show is a quiet gem, and provided me with some new context in which to look at local history.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After seeing the house at a distance, I thought that this would be a quick visit but I was wrong. This house was actually moved from another location. I has been carefully restored and our tour guide was excellent. The house doesn't mean as much unless you have the tour guide. The gardens are ok but small. Get the combo... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

There is certainly a lot of history and beauty to be found in the Hudson River Valley, but this beautiful mansion and surrounding grounds is an off-the-beaten-path hidden gem! I especially enjoyed the personal and informative tour of the house. Our guide, Jennifer, was super enthusiastic and knowledgeable, giving us detailed information and interesting stories about the family, architectural details,... More 

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