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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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Wonderful way to spend an afternoon

I recently went here with my 15 year old granddaughter needless to say she was not thrilled when I suggested it. But I went anyway and we both loved it. Terrific guided tour of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Peekskill, New York
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Peekskill, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went here with my 15 year old granddaughter needless to say she was not thrilled when I suggested it. But I went anyway and we both loved it. Terrific guided tour of the house and beautiful grounds on a lovely weather day.

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we had wanted to visit Boscobel for some time, and finally had the opportunity just before Christmas. The house tour is nice, with lots of period furniture inside. Note that this is not the original location for the mansion - instead, the house has been reassembled on this site. There are gardens and hiking trails on site, and a spectacular... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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 23 November 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 5 November 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 2 November 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 20 October 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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key west and new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 29 September 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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