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Boscobel House & Gardens

Address: 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
Phone Number: +1 845-265-3638
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Garrison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Boscobel, the elegant Federal period house museum set on lovely landscaped grounds with...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.)

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The tour I attended, led by docent Renee, was so interesting and informative! It was amazing how much detail about the beautiful house, its history, its architecture, and its time period Renee knew and explained to our group. I highly recommend this tour for everyone. The house is on the most exquisite grounds with a phenomenal view of the Hudson... More 

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Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The house and grounds are beautiful anytime of the year, but I have to say that during the Holiday Seasons from Thanksgiving thru New Years is just gorgeous. It's done in period era as well as the staff. Taste some hot cider and cheese and enjoy the lights and trees

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Boscobel Mansion - tour guide was delightful - followed by most enjoyable luncheon in marquee in the grounds.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This beautiful house located on the Hudson River across from West Point is a wonderful point to appreciate the magnificent Hudson River and to learn a bit of history. In season, it has wonderful gardens. The Shakespeare on the grounds, preceded by a picnic if you wish, is great fun with a resident cast and slightly off-beat productions. It also... More 

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went on a perfect early fall day, when the foliage was at its peak, and between the grandeur of the house and grounds and their remarkable spot overlooking the Hudson, this was one of the best historic house visits we've had. Simply wonderful!

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Hurley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

They do have a cost for this attraction but offer a AAA discount. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. The tour was great and they gave free cookies and tea at the end. The property is high above the river and you get a beautiful view of the valley. Isn't that crowded if you go off season. They also have... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A great place to visit on a weekend getaway from New York City.Easy commute from Grand Central Awesome view of the Hudson River.Serenity at its best.

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited Boscobel (local attraction) with friends and had a very enjoyable day. The view of the Hudson River is spectacular. The gardens and house are beautifully kept. To my surprise they have a fantastic extensive guided tour of the house. If you live locally stop by your town library for a free pass. During our visit they had a special... More 

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Stony Point, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 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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