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.



  • Boscobel House will be decorated for daytime holiday tours beginning November 23, 2016. Purchase tickets below.
  • Twilight Tours of Boscobel House take place during our special event, Sparkle, and a Grounds Plus ticket must be purchased in advance here.

entry-hallBoscobel House and Gardens will be even more beautiful than usual starting Wednesday, November 23. Both the 1804-08 Neoclassical mansion and surrounding grounds will be decorated with historically-inspired wreaths, garlands, fruits and sweet treats. Expert docents guide visitors through each elegant room and entertain daytime visitors with stories of early 19-century Yuletide traditions, many of which are still beloved today.


Daytime Holiday Tours are offered November 23 through December 31, 10-3pm (Boscobel is closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.) Each guided tour is approximately one hour in length. Reservations are not necessary.


Tickets can be purchased in person that day or in advance HERE, if you prefer.


Friends of Boscobel members and children under 6 are FREE! Memberships are available for purchase HERE.



A Dazzling Celebration of the Season!
December 2/3, 9/10, 16/17
5:00-9:00pm Grounds & Attractions
4:30-7:30pm Twilight Tours – Reservations Required


Join us for a series of dazzling evening events featuring thousands of lights, luminous displays and festive holiday happenings around the gardens and grounds of Boscobel.


Walk the candlelit paths and celebrate the season with family and friends!


Twilight Tours of the mansion book quickly – Reserve your Grounds PLUS tickets early!


Returning attractions this year include Magician Margaret Steele, Ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner,
The Libby Richman Jazz Trio, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus…and much more.


See the complete Schedule of Attractions HERE


The Cold Spring Trolley, sponsored by Putnam County Tourism, will run during Sparkle.
One-way fare is $2/Adult and $1/Senior.

See the Sparkle Trolley Schedule HERE




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Thank You to our Generous Sparkle Sponsors!


Sparkle is an all-weather event. There are no refunds (unless Boscobel cancels).
In the case of extreme weather, Boscobel will try to reschedule.
Ticket Purchase
Grounds Only Ticket
Includes all Lighting Displays & Attractions—good any one day of Sparkle:
(For groups larger than 12, contact Visitor Services Manager Ed Glisson:

9-11am,  2nd Saturday of each month through December
Each month a different theme:

November 12 – Stamp Away! Create Notecards
December 10 – Candlelight Tour! Decorate your own Gingerbread Cookie


Let’s Talk & Walk and Make & Take through the seasons here at Boscobel! Explore the inside and outside of Boscobel with a brief, focused tour followed by a hands-on themed activity and craft to take home with you!


Space limited. Designed for children ages 5-11 with an adult.




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