FAQs

How do I get to Boscobel House & Gardens?
For more information about how to get to Boscobel, please visit the Directions & Maps page.

How much time should we plan for our visit?
To fully enjoy your time at Boscobel, plan on spending at least two hours. Please see our Hours and Admissions page for information about when last tickets to tour the house are sold.

Are pets allowed?
Boscobel welcomes service dogs (with proper identification), but all other pets are not permitted. Thank you for your understanding.

Is photography permitted?
You are welcome to bring your personal camera, but please note that photography is not permitted inside Boscobel house. Commercial and wedding/engagement photography require a fee and must be arranged in advance.

Is Boscobel available for commercial photo shoots, filming, movies, etc?
Boscobel welcomes your inquiries regarding photography on our grounds. When not in use, and by prearranged appointments only, the exterior property at Boscobel is available for all types of professional photography: commercial shoots, films, feature movies, fashion shoots, etc. However, all sessions are subject to the approval of Boscobel management and require, in advance, a fee, insurance certificates and signed agreements. Filming the interior of Boscobel House is not permitted. For all photography inquiries, please contact dblaney@boscobel.org.

Boscobel’s Commercial Photography FAQs.

Can I picnic on your grounds?
During regular business hours, visitors are welcome to picnic in the designated picnic areas on Boscobel’s grounds. You may bring your own or purchase food items prepared by Hudson Hil’s Cafe of Cold Spring. Sandwiches, salads, snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase in the Carriage House at Boscobel weekends in May and every day June through October.

Is Boscobel House & Gardens accessible for persons with disabilities?

Visitors should be aware that the tour of the house includes walking several flights of stairs (up to first floor, down to ground floor and further down to a lower level).

Parking spots for persons with disabilities are located in the Main Parking lot, directly adjacent to the Carriage House.

What if it rains during a scheduled Boscobel event?
If you are not sure if an event will be held because of weather, please call Boscobel that day to confirm: (845) 265-3638 or check the homepage of the Boscobel website for cancellation announcements.

If a Boscobel event is cancelled, will you give a refund?
If Boscobel cancels an event due to weather, we will issue a refund. If it rains and the event is still held, there are no refunds. Check our website for rescheduling announcements.

How do I purchase Shakespeare tickets?
You can purchase tickets in person at the Shakespeare Box Office in the Boscobel Visitor Center, on the website of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival or by calling the HVSF box office at: (845) 265-7858.

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