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Address: 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
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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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Go for the sublime view of the Hudson

Boscobel House is a reconstruction with lovely antiques but the real attraction here is the magnificent southward view of the Hudson Valley, West Point, and Constitution Marsh... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 10, 2016
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Stony Brook, New York
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Stony Brook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Boscobel House is a reconstruction with lovely antiques but the real attraction here is the magnificent southward view of the Hudson Valley, West Point, and Constitution Marsh. The outdoor gardens in the summer and early fall are truly lovely but the fall view at leaf's color peak is one of the great views of the region. In early June snapping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We had a wonderful tour with Charlie. One of our group was a retired dealer in investment-quality American antique furniture, and Charlie was able to stay with her on answers to her questions - so nice to find a docent who's taken the time to learn about all the things in a room, not just a few. The house is... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited at the suggestion of a friend. So, we did not know what to expect. We had a wonderful tour with a group of 7 conducted by our very nice docent Charlie. The furnishings are beautiful. The Trip Advisor states they are reproductions. However, Charlie told us they were period from various collections. They represent accurately the original furnishings based... More 

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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Boscobol is a very unusual house in the Hudson River Valley. It was moved here from its original location, but the new site has panoramic views of the Hudson and West Point, and the house appears to have been here all along. You start at the visitor’s center which has a wonderful exhibition gallery with the history of the house... More 

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Ossining, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The house is beautifully preserved and presented. The view of the Hudson from the grounds is spectacular. Combine a summer tour here with tickets to one of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare shows. Amazing productions!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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.

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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.

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