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Address: 1601 Route 9d, Garrison, NY 10524-4406
Phone Number: +1 845-265-3638
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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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Amazing View of the Hudson

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Manhattan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Trappes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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.

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Came here for the Shakespeare theater performance held in a tent on the grounds. Beautiful setting overlooking the Hudson with West Point in the background. Nicely maintained grounds and we were allowed to "picnic" on the lawn before the performance. Location is off 9D and a 15 minute ride north of Bear Mountain Bridge. They provided golf cart service to... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Great example of a great house and furnishing from the 19th century that features some very fine pieces of Duncan Phyfe furniture. We had a great docent in Kathy Burke who made our visit very special. The house includes beautiful grounds and is well maintained.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

The house and furnishings are in great shape, especially for its age. Our tour guide was knowledgable and the cookies and lemonade at the end of the tour was a nice touch. The views of the river and West Point are very nice.

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