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Boscobel House & Gardens

1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
845-265-3638
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Garrison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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 acclaimed a 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 2011, as we celebrate Boscobel’s 50th year as a house museum, more than ever we are 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, annual signature events, as well as summer Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performances. 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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Garrison,NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I go here every summer for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival....it's wonderful. Enjoy the vista, the whole production is fabulous....a great group of actors, etc. If you haven't been inside take a tour and step back into time. Beautiful here in spring too.

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Garrison, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Home of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Experience, the buildings and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. My answers below involve the HV Shakespeare Experience, I haven't been to Boscobel since middle school otherwise

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

The views and ground alone are worth the admission. The house is just a boni am standing outside looking down the Hudson river, a truly unique view. The house is warm and inviting and I learned a lot about life back then. Showed all of the unique cooking tools and ways they kept warm during the cold months. Gardens are... More

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LaGrangeville, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I visited Boscobel to see it decorated for the holidays. Our tour guide Carol was conversational, knowledgeable and informative. We enjoyed the guided tour and the grounds were stunning with just a light dusting of snow. The Hudson River views are worth the trip on their own, but the house tour is a great architectural example and... More

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Carmel, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We enjoyed the lights! Glad we went. We will go again and do the tours. Nice for couples or young families.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Federalist-period house at Boscobel (which was built elsewhere and transported to this site) is nice enough, especially during the holiday candlelight tours. It doesn't take very long to see it all, though. But the grounds are the reason to head to Boscobel. The lawn has the most stunning view of the river available in the area, looking across to... More

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New York City, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

A beautiful house tour, if you love house tours, I do. We had a private tour with a very lovely articulate, educated, friendly woman. She answered all our questions, no rushing, no scripted tour. She gave us insights to the furniture, the family, had an answer to all our questions, no matter how obscure. A tour guide with passion is... More

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new canaan ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This sunny, attractive, historic home on the Hudson River is well worth a visit to see the interior with its fine federal style furnishings, and to stroll the grounds. In season, there are performances outdoors and special events. Check the website to plan your visit. Family friendly.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stopped at Boscobel House & Gardens en route to Litchfield Hills. The tour of the house was very informational. Our guide tried his best to create an atmosphere where we felt like it was back in time. Great period pieces and lovely grounds/view of the Hudson River. There is no need to return but anyone passing by should definitely... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

OK, so it's not exactly an original: it was dismantled and rebuilt in a new location. But then, so were the Pyramids in Egypt. What makes this worth the trip is the quality of the guide (we had Patrick, an indefatigable enthusiast) and the beauty of the restored/recreated interiors and their setting on the banks of the Hudson. We had... More

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