- Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Monday, January 1, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guided house tours of Boscobel are available April through December, every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets may be purchased at the door and reservations are not necessary.
House tour tickets are also available for purchase online. See link below.
After online ticket purchase, please print your email confirmation and bring it to the front desk in the Carriage House. A staff member will then coordinate your tour with an available docent.
Advance house tour tickets expire within one year of purchase and are only good during regular business hours for regular house tours. Children under six years old and FOB members are always FREE.
April through October – first tour is at 10am and last tour is at 4pm.
November and December – first tour is at 10am and last tour is at 3pm.
Special Online Purchase Only – Buy two adult tickets, get one child 6-14 FREE!
- Any Day
Friday, April 1, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boscobel House and Gardens is famous for its extraordinary collection of New York furniture made between 1800 and 1820 by Duncan Phyfe and his contemporaries. For its 2016 special exhibition, Boscobel explores the dynamic and ongoing tradition of making furniture in the Hudson Valley. Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now will celebrate locally made, contemporary furniture that is inspired by past and present, by nature and natural materials, and by the very acts of making and living with beautiful objects.
In this groundbreaking exhibition, Boscobel will present studio furniture in its gallery as well as in period interiors throughout the 1804-08 mansion. Featured artists and firms include Atlas Industries (Newburgh), Dzierlenga Furniture (Staatsburg), Fern Handcrafted Furniture (Hudson), Rob Hare (Ulster Park), Asher Israelow (Brooklyn and Hudson), Jeff Johnson (Poughkeepsie), Christopher Kurtz (Kingston), Mike Leggett (Woodstock), Moran Woodworked Furniture (Gallatin), David R. Morton (Tuxedo Park and Kingston), Samuel Moyer (Salt Point), Pacama Handmade (Kingston), Michael Puryear (Shokan), Michael Robbins (Philmont), and more.
- Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Sunday, August 14, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join in a conversation at Boscobel with some of the Hudson Valley’s foremost furniture makers. Artists Christopher Kurtz (Kingston), David Morton (Tuxedo Park and Kingston), Michael Puryear (Shokan), and Rob Hare (Ulster Park) will share their thoughts on living, working, and finding inspiration in the Hudson Valley today. Renowned furniture historian Peter M. Kenny will moderate the discussion, which will take place the mansion’s grand entrance hall. A reception will follow in the Carriage House.
This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, on view through August 14.
- Friday, May 6, 2016
Gary Hilderbrand is a Founding Partner of Reed Hilderbrand. A committed practitioner, teacher, critic, and writer, Gary is Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1990. In addition to his co-authorship of Reed Hilderbrand’s 2012 monograph, Visible | Invisible, he produced two other monographs: Making a Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel (1997), which was recognized by ASLA and AIGA (50 Best Books); and The Miller Garden: Icon of Modernism (1999). As the final presenter of Boscobel’s Spring Design Lecture Series, Mr. Hilderbrand will return to his beloved Hudson Valley to discuss his decade-long project at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, along with his firm’s work with other notable cultural institutions.
Mr. Hilderbrand’s lecture is co-sponsored by Scenic Hudson. Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. www.scenichudson.org
The lecture will take place the Boscobel’s grand entrance hall, followed by a wine and cheese reception sponsored by Munder-Skiles Garden Furniture, Garrison, NY.
- Friday, May 13, 2016