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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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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
67 helpful votes 67 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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oscar75019
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Take the time to go and visit this extremely well maintained private house on an exceptionally located site. I was lucky enough to have a one-hour private tour that day, with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Also the gift shop is fantastic: full of very original items, many manufactured locally:) Do go, you will not be disappointed! Also do not... More

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West Wyoming, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Home & grounds beautiful. Guide very knowledgeable Take the tour. Stunning views of the Hudson & West Point.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited on Father's Day 2014. We purchased the tickets that included the personal tour of the mansion. Our tour guide was Carol. She was awesome! Her presentation was so interesting she was able to keep the attention of our three children (8, 9 & 11). Carol was well informed and the tour was great. The grounds provide a stunning... More

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Allendale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had gone here a few weeks ago with friends and had a great time. We purchased the house and grounds tour which was well worth the price and was wonderful. The guide was extremely knowledgable and very friendly and spent about one hour with us. The grounds have breathtaking views of the Hudson River at the bend and West... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took a tour of the house and gardens and were impressed. Unfortunately the flowers weren't in bloom yet, but the views of the Hudson River were awesome.

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Suffern NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We toured the Boscobel house as well as the grounds. The house is a fascinating example of how the "upper crust" lived during the Federal period, and the grounds are magnificent. Our guide, Sam, was interesting and funny, and livened up the tour with many anecdotes about the house. Overall, a pleasant experience

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