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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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Great old historical mansion!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not go into the house. Really went to view the grounds and the garden. All beautiful and inviting you to linger. A spectacular view of West Point and… immediately in front of the estate are the “marshy” grounds that are part of the explanation of why Washington chose the opposite shore to locate his fort.

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Goshen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're always looking for things to keep our teenage daughters entertained and this was the perfect spot for that. We had a great tour guide by the name of Renee, our tour was very educational and engaging . The house is very well appointed and interesting and the grounds were absolutely stunning the most gorgeous view of the Hudson Valley... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Wonderful tour. Renee is a knowledgable docent, giving excellent incites into home life during the period. Views of the river are great. Audio tour is very informative on a broad range of topics.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

A home with historical ties to the Dyckman Family. It's a nice day trip to come off and go through the gardens. And take the tour of the home and look at all the beautiful pieces of furniture etc.

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