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Address: 1601 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-4406
Phone Number: +1 845-265-3638
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful House and Grounds

Whilst doing Houses on the Hudson this is one not to be missed. We had a bit of a grey day but it was made all the better by the Ladies in the shop and the Docent Kathy who we had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst doing Houses on the Hudson this is one not to be missed. We had a bit of a grey day but it was made all the better by the Ladies in the shop and the Docent Kathy who we had all to ourselves. The house is very lovely inside and out and the grounds are wonderful with an amazing... More 

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key west and new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An architectually beautiful house with exquisite furnishings and decor. Very fine collection of antique furniture. Lovely view of the Hudson River. If you see only 3 houses on the Hudson, this should be one of them.

Thank ellentravels
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boscobel means "beautiful woods" in Italian. To me the true beauty of this place is in its breathtaking view of the Hudson River. My sisters and I did not visit the mansion, but walked the grounds, herb and rose gardens, and the area displaying sculptures of the famous painters of the Hudson River School of painting. This made for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A visit to Boscobel Mansion and Grounds is a great day trip from New York City. It is approximately a one and a half hour drive. The view from the front lawn over the Hudson River valley to West Point is unforgettable. The house itself is very well restored and maintained. Our guide was quite informative.

Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Trappes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The house and gardens are stunning! They make it easy to understand why there was a Hudson River school of painting. The annual Shakespeare Festival, which should have its own listing. A very pleasant surprise. The lead actors are professional, not your usual small-town amateurs. Many have worked on Broadway. Patrons picnic on the beautiful grounds before the plays.

Thank Michael B
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

You can drive in to Boscobel, park, and explore the beautifully kept grounds around the mansion but the real thrill is inside the main building. Take a moderately priced 40 minute tour through room after room of antiques and clever tools and furniture. Learn the wonderful history of the place from some surprisingly talented and erudite guides. I'm not one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The tour guide, ticket taker and everyone we met there were more than accommodating. The grounds are well kept and the view across the Hudson to West Point was spectacular. Bring along your imagination and step back in time to early nineteenth century America along the Hudson.

Thank Barbara M
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Really good enjoy d this tour on many levels. The house is very well maintained. The gardens are spectacular! The tour guide was very well versed in every aspect of Boscobel House. The lawns were meticulously maintained. The views of the Hudson River valley were superb. A real treasure!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

A nice example of an early American mansion with some very nice furnishings and gardens, and a wonderful view down the Hudson. To me the most interesting aspects were how the original builder apparently made his money and how the house was rescued from its imminent destruction by the owner of The Readers Digest.

Thank TheGranddad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

If you love historic houses as my wife and I do then make sure to stop in here. The tour is wonderful, especially if you get Renee as a guide. They offer a lot of special events, check with them for a schedule.

Thank Tom H

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