Guided house tours of Boscobel are available April through December, every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. House tour tickets may be purchased at the front desk in our Carriage House.
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.
Tour times are subject to availability. To inquire about schedule, please call 845-265-3638. We look forward to seeing you.
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
Friday, October 20 at 6:30pm
John Stuart Gordon, author of A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950, will give a lively talk about legendary industrial designer Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild (1898–1985).
Guild—who famously redesigned the Electrolux vacuum cleaner— was also an author, amateur architect, and a collector of American antiques. Guild’s diverse interests informed the objects he created for leading companies, some of which have become icons of Depression-era design. A peer of Russel Wright and Ruth Reeves, Guild also built and decorated a series of idiosyncratic Connecticut homes that celebrate his interest in early Americana.
In this design talk followed by a Q&A and reception, John Stuart Gordon will illustrate how Lurelle Guild embraced the future while looking to the past.
$20/ticket, free to members
Presented in cooperation with Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center
Reception sponsored by Munder-Skiles
Join us once again for spellbinding ghost stories told by popular paranormal investigator and author, 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.
Your evening begins in the Lila Room of the Carriage House with a presentation of supernatural stories from around the Hudson Valley and concludes with a dimly-lit, 3-floor tour of the Boscobel mansion. Space limited; advance registration required. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Wednesday, October 25 – SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 26 – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 27 – SOLD OUT
6:00pm start time in the Carriage House for both groups
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:
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
September 9 – Message in a Bottle
October 14 – Leaf Rubbings
With the mansion lit by candles, decorated for a 19th century Christmas, and resonating with live string music, Twilight Tours offer an especially beautiful view of Boscobel House and Gardens.
Outside, the mansion, Apple Orchard, Rose Garden, and Maple Lane will be lit with an elegant and stunning display. We add to this singular experience with an exquisite, post-tour reception in our decorated gallery, and live holiday music in the Carriage House as well as a festive, expanded gift shop.
Come experience Boscobel at its holiday best.
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Quintet
The Brasiles Ensemble
The Putnam Chorale
Friday, November 24
Saturday, November 25
Saturday, December 2
Sunday, December 3
Saturday, December 9
Sunday, December 10
Tours begin at 4:00pm. The last tour commences at 7:00pm.
Many thanks to our event sponsors:
Get out of the cold and join us for winter break fun. Enjoy this family-friendly candlelight tour as you search for the gingerbread kid hidden in every room. Then, crafts and activities!
Tuesday, December 26
-Winter globe ornament
Thursday, December 28
Get Ready for the New Year
Tours begin at 9:30 and 3:00, two-hour programs
Fee: Member $10 (adult and child)
Not-yet-member $20 (adult and child)
Each additional person $5 (adult or child)