Purchasing Tickets
— Tickets to Boscobel events may be purchased by clicking the ADD TO CART button found in the specific event listing.
Members receive a 10% discount on event tickets. Select discounted rate in  shopping cart and show member ID at door. (Excludes Shakespeare productions.)
— Advance tickets may also be purchased in person or by phone during regular business hours: 845.265.3638.
— Boscobel does not mail tickets. You will have the option to print out tickets, or you may display your ticket on your smartphone upon arrival.
 There are no refunds (unless Boscobel cancels an event). Unused tickets will be considered a donation to Boscobel.
— For Shakespeare tickets, visit www.hvshakespeare.org or call 845.265.9575.

For Boscobel’s Education Department’s Listing of Programs and Events CLICK HERE

The Cold Spring Farmers’ Market is open to the public and takes place on Saturday mornings, May through November (8:30am-1:30pm) in Boscobel’s lower parking lot. Visit the Market’s website for details: www.csfarmmarket.org.

Yoga with a View, Mondays

Event Details:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 7:15 pm


Event Description:

Monday evenings:
June 1 through September 7

This extremely popular program at Boscobel provides the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the outdoors while, at the same time, gaining a sense of good health and well being. Spectacular views entice the senses as you stretch and pose overlooking the Hudson River from the lawns at Boscobel, truly one of the most picturesque and serene settings in the Hudson Valley. Taught by internationally-certified instructor, Ellen Forman, this class fits the needs of all levels. Ellen emphasizes the inward journey and the profound healing effects of yoga on the mind, body and spirit; yoga’s numerous benefits include improved flexibility, endurance and strength. Start your week calm and refreshed. (Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water.)

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To see Cablevision News' video coverage of Yoga at Boscobel, please click here.

For discount, Friends of Boscobel members must show ID at sign-in. See pricing.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Snapping Turtle Walk

Event Details:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Start Time: 7:30 am - End Time: 9:00 am


Event Description:

Boscobel, Snapping Turtle Walk

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A family-favorite!

Bring your camera and join us at Boscobel’s Belvedere, overlooking the Hudson River and its Highlands, bright and early for an up-close (but not too up-close!) snapping turtle presentation.

These prehistoric creatures have been climbing up the banks from Constitution Marsh to Boscobel every spring to lay their eggs. After an informative and engaging display by the experts at Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary, guests are invited on a self-guided search of the grounds to look for egg-laying females. Complimentary donuts, coffee and juice included.

Feel free to bring a chair or blanket.

Kids under 6, FREE!

For member discount, Friends of Boscobel must show ID upon arrival.
CS Farmers' Market attendees may purchase Turtle Walk tickets at the Carriage House.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Toast of the Town: An 1800s Cocktail Party

Event Details:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Start Time: 4:00 pm - End Time: 6:00 pm


Event Description:

Meet your friends under the pavilion in the west meadow to learn about libation warwickwineryconcoctions of the 1800s and the toasts that accompanied them. Raise your glass to this year’s new guest speaker, food and drink journalist and published author, Max Watman.

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Mr. Watman will discuss the history of toasting traditions and the meaning of many popular selections throughout the 19th century, and Warwick Winery & Distillery will provide sample cocktails for all guests and explain what goes into each and why. Live period music by Thaddeus MacGregor will add to the merriment!


Space Limited – Advance Ticket Purchase Required

$45 Ticket includes 4 Sample-size Cocktails, Light Fare, Live Music and Presentations on Toasting Traditions and 1800s Cocktail Recipes

$35 Ticket for Designated Driver (cocktails not included)

Age 21 and older, please.

Available Spaces: 77

The Stars Come Out at Boscobel

Event Details:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Start Time: 10:00 am - End Time: 12:40 pm


Event Description:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In its mission to enrich the lives of its visitors with memorable experiences in the history, culture and environment of the Hudson River Valley, Boscobel House & Gardens launched an expanded Education Program in 2014 -- one which now includes in-school presentations, field trips, summer workshops, toddler playgroups, scout programs and much more.

On August 1st Starlab, a portable planetarium, will receive visitors for an exploration of the night sky...in the afternoon!

Stargazers will enter the inflatable dome (inside the Carriage House at Boscobel), relax on the floor and gaze up at a night sky to look for star patterns: Scorpius the Scorpion, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Polaris the North Star and more. Stars, constellations and enthusiastic storytelling by Boscobel’s Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo combine for an exciting, entertaining and enlightening experience for adults and children alike.

Starlab holds 20 participants, so reserve your spot early!  There are 3 seating choices: 10 am, 11 am or 12 pm. The program lasts approximately 40 minutes and is for ages 4 and up. (Sorry, strollers are not permitted inside the Starlab.)

Starlab, August 1, 10 am

Starlab at 10:00 amAvailable Spaces: 20

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Starlab, August 1, 11 am

Starlab at 11:00 amAvailable Spaces: 20

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Starlab, August 1, 12 pm

Starlab at 12:00 pmAvailable Spaces: 20

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Living History: Military Reenactment Day

Event Details:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Start Time: 11:00 am - End Time: 4:00 pm


Event Description:

This Living History event is included with your admission to Boscobel.

Admission is free for Boscobel Members, Blue Star Museum Members and children under 6 years of age.

A discounted admission rate is also available for families.

A guided tour of the federal mansion may be added to your admission. Upgrade at the front desk that day.


Squeeze in a bit of quality education this summer by visiting Boscobel for an outdoor experience that promises muskets, memories and more!

To honor its ties to such legendary wars, Boscobel will present, An Encampment of Soldiers from the American Revolution through the Civil War on Sunday, August 30. Starting at 11am and ongoing until 4pm, reenactors from the three wars will demonstrate military camp life including tactical weapon demonstrations, inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations and drills, all which take place on the grounds of Boscobel House & Gardens, overlooking the majestic Hudson River and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Plus, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the 6th New York Independent Battery will fire its Parrott cannon to salute Boscobel’s neighbor, The West Point Foundry Preserve where the guns were made.

This is a rain or shine event.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

15th Annual Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic

Event Details:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 8:00 pm


Event Description:

Sunday, September 13, 2014

(Rain Date: Sunday Sept 20)


Celebrate the last days of summer on Boscobel’s great lawn overlooking the majestic Hudson River. Pack a picnic, and listen and dance as the 20-piece Big Band Sound orchestra recreates the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and more.

Food available for purchase (while supplies last) in the Carriage House, wraps and salads prepared by Hudson Hil’s Café.

Back Again This Year: Swing dance demonstrations by owners & students of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers, NY …everyone is invited to jump in on the jitterbugging, too!

Gates open for picnicking at 5pm.
Children 10 and under FREE!
Special Offer! -- Big Band attendees can purchase a special combination ticket and tour the Boscobel mansion at a reduced rate on the day of the concert: $27 per adult includes the Big Band concert and a guided tour.  Children 10 and under can join adults on the tour for FREE on concert day.

Combo tickets MUST be purchased in advance by phone only: 845.265.3638.

Air-conditioned, guided tours are on the hour, starting at 10 am, and the last at 4 pm. Tours are limited to 15 guests, so please reserve ASAP.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Bonfire Night

Event Details:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 9:00 pm


Event Description:

Sunday, October 11 (next day is a school holiday)

Rain Date: Sunday, October 18

Baby, it’s getting cold outside! No matter. Boscobel is warming up the place and inviting everyone to gather around a bonfire for some old-fashioned, “kindled” fun.

Entry fee includes:

Marshmallows and toasting sticks (while supplies last)

Children's glow stick play area and Stargazing (weather pending) with Boscobel's Museum Educator, Lisa DiMarzo


Live Music (TBA).



For safety reasons, only marshmallows are allowed to be toasted over the small contained fires; "barbecuing" any other food item is not permitted.

Available Spaces: 450

Investigative Ghost Tours with Linda Zimmermann

Event Details:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Start Time: 6:00 pm - End Time: 9:00 pm


Event Description:

Ghost Tour at Boscobel

Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm

Thursday, October 22 at 6pm

Friday, October 23 at 6pm 

Join us once again for spellbinding ghost stories told by popular paranormal investigator Linda Zimmermann. Linda will be accompanied by her ghost hunting partner Michael Worden, a police detective and author of “Ghost Detective,” as well as psychic and psychometrist, Barbara Bleitzhofer. Barbara will be using her sixth sense to determine what spirits are present and why they are there.

Before the tour in the mansion, join us in the Carriage House for a presentation about what previous investigations at Boscobel revealed, as well as Linda's paranormal findings in other Hudson Valley locations. Visitors will then be lead through the halls of Boscobel house, using specialized equipment to detect the possible presence of supernatural entities.

Admission price includes your choice of one of Linda's books: Volumes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8, which includes the Boscobel story. Both Linda and Mike will be autographing and selling their books.

Cookies & cider served. (This event is recommended for children 12+ due to potentially frightening material.)

Space very limited; advance ticket purchase required.


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