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.
In the Exhibition Gallery & The Mansion
June 3- October 1, 2017
Boscobel House and Gardens presents Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques, the first exhibition of its kind to celebrate objects that were damaged, but deemed too precious to discard. From porcelain teapots with silver replacement spouts to a repaired tea table purportedly used by George Washington at his Newburgh, New York headquarters, Make-Do’s features 250 curious treasures.
Boscobel itself is a kind of make-do. The original 1804-08 Neoclassical mansion was partially demolished in 1955, but—thanks to dedicated preservationists—reassembled and repurposed as a museum. Like Boscobel and its permanent collection, Make-Do’s illustrates the complex relationships between people and the things they choose to save.
Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques will be open during regular museum hours June 3 through October 1, 2017 and is included with admission to the house or grounds. An illustrated catalogue with essays by Curator Jennifer Carlquist
and collector/designer Andrew Baseman will accompany the exhibition and be available for purchase in the Gift Shop.
June 5 through September 4
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.
Join highly trained, Registered Yoga Teacher Ellen Forman for her 10th year of Yoga with a View. Ellen has an eclectic teaching style with a strong focus on the healing effects of the breath on mind, body, and spirit. She combines playfulness and positive energy to inspire students to find balance and harmony in daily life. Start your week calm and refreshed. All levels are invited.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water.
Check website for possible weather cancellations.
History comes alive on Boscobel’s grounds!
Sunday, August 27
Military reenactors set up encampments from American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills. Visitors will see General George Washington inspect his troops, President Abraham Lincoln address his army, and more!
Presented in partnership with the Living History Education Foundation
11:00-12:00 – 6th New York fires the cannon, a locally-produced Parrott gun, to signal that camp is open
12:00-12:30 – Rendezvous with Treason: the Andre/Arnold Conspiracy comes to life
12:30-1:00 – Hudson River Valley Stories by Jonathan Kruk
1:00-1:15 – Inspection of troops by General Washington, President Lincoln, and General Grant
1:15-1:30 – Address from President Abraham Lincoln
1:30-2:00 – Massed drill and weapons’ firing
2:15-2:45 – Hudson River Valley Stories by Jonathan Kruk
3:15-3:45 – Tactical exercise
3:45 – Retreat
Children are welcome to play eighteenth century games on the Front Lawn throughout the course of the day.
-The drama takes place rain or shine and is included in the price of admission.
-Boscobel Members, Blue Star Museum Members & children under 6 years of age receive free admission.
Take a trip through time!
Explore the past through hands-on chores, games, and crafts. Take a flashlight tour of the Boscobel mansion, take a break with a snack, and bring the memories home with a special craft. Starting at 9:30am on the second Saturday of each month, this two-hour program is designed for kids (ages 4+) and their families. A different theme each month:
September 9 – Message in a Bottle
October 14 – Leaf Rubbings
November 11 – Mosaic Craft
December 9 – Gingerbread Cookies
April 8 What’s Inside? Decorate your own treasure box!
May 13 Watch Me Grow! Plant your own mini herb garden!
June 10 Amazing Architecture! Design, design, design!
July 8 – Clay Creations
August 12 – Magic Wand
Celebrate the last days of summer on Boscobel’s great lawn overlooking the majestic Hudson River!
Sunday, September 10
Bring a picnic, enjoy the music, and dance as the 20-piece Big Band Sound orchestra recreates the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and more.
Joining Us 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!
Advance ticket purchase recommended. Children under 10 are FREE.
Web Special—Big Band & Guided House Tour Combo Ticket! (Space Limited—Last Tour at 4pm.)
Rain Date: Sunday September 17
Gates open for Picnicking at 5pm
Thanks to our event sponsor:
Make plans with friends or meet up with new friends here at Boscobel!
Joyful learning through nursery rhymes, songs, parachute play, and storytelling will spark your little one’s curiosity and imagination. Lisa DiMarzo leads this interactive program designed for children, ages 1 through 4, with their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. 9:30-10:15am
Spring: Fridays, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
Summer: Fridays, 7/7, 7/14, 7/28
Fall I: Fridays, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29
Fall II: Fridays, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
Enjoy the antiquing escapades of Andrew Baseman, whose unusual collection of objects that were broken and repaired in surprising ways more than 100 years ago is featured in Boscobel’s current exhibition, Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques.
Andrew is a savvy collector both personally and professionally. His talent for telling stories through objects is evident in sets that he designs for film and television—including Eat, Pray, Love and Gotham—as it is in his popular blog, Past Imperfect: The Art of Inventive Repair.
In conversation with Boscobel Curator Jennifer Carlquist, Andrew will discuss his favorite finds, the ones that got away, and how antiques influence his design work.
Friday, September 22 at 6:30pm
$20/ticket, free for members.
Sunday, October 8
Rain date is the following Sunday, October 15.
Gather ‘round a blazing bonfire at Boscobel for some good old-fashioned, “kindled” fun, and kick up your heels with live music provided by the country/rockabilly band Tenbrooks Molly!
Admission also includes complimentary marshmallows & toasting sticks (while supplies last), as well as Stargazing with Boscobel’s Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo (weather permitting). Glowsticks and other light-up items will be available for purchase from Boscobel’s Gift Shop.
Food & soft drinks will also be available for purchase on site from Phil’s Grills and Pappi’s Mediterranean food trucks.