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Address: 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
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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Lovely home with great views of the Hudson

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elshoe
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Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took some friends from Yorkshire to experience a day of local history. They very much enjoyed the Boscobel scene which included refreshments there served by a very pleasant and efficient young lady. We then finished the day with a visit to the nearby spectacular parish church at Tong- one of the thousand best churches in the land.

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West Falls
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

House tour good, nothing much different then other home tours. View of Hudson and West Point is major plus. Gardens nice. Was raining so could not take the trails which may have improved rating.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We decided to stop here on the way back to Long Island as something to pass a couple of hours and we are so glad we did! The grounds are lovely and the house is beautiful. It looks brand new. You would never know its a 19th century house that was moved. Our tour guide was very nice and funny... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

If you're looking to impress your guests, then this is the place to do it. The ceremony took place with The Hudson River and Westpoint as the backdrop. We enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the beautiful gardens and the main event took place under an enormous but elegant tent. It was one of the most memorable weddings I've ever... More 

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Washingtonville, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Not only is the mansion perfectly restored but furniture of the same era has been collected, restored, and set in the most logical & pleasing settings. The gardens have been restored in a similar manner. There are special events (They were cooking in the 18th century kitchen when we were there.) so a call in advance might get you some... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

But the view of the Hudson from the belvedere is really spectacular. It has some fine period pieces, and the docent really knew her history, and made the tour interesting. I wouldn't make special plans to visit unless you are already in the area and are looking for a couple of hours diversion.

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Lovely home ~ with many historic parts still intact ~ we visited on their opening day of the 2016 season & had a great (male) tour guide....(very informative & always allowed questions etc.) Beautiful gardens that will be more beautiful as the season continues. A little expensive for us (we are always on a budget) but worth it in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Beautiful historic location on the Hudson. Our tour guide Stephen was wonderful - entertaining & knowledgeable & the grounds were pristine.

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