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 October (8:30am-1:30pm) in Boscobel’s lower parking lot. Visit the Market’s website for details: www.csfarmmarket.org.

 

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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.

 
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Duncan Phyfe, Linen press, c. 1818, Mahogany, mahogany veneer, brass. Collection of Boscobel House and Gardens.

For a Limited Time! 

 

This April, Boscobel House and Gardens will open in more ways than ever before. In addition to the elegant Federal-era interiors for which Boscobel is so beloved, Open House Tours will offer access to rarely seen areas. In the company of expert guides, visitors will peek into private spaces, from ingeniously designed compartments in fine furniture to passageways most often used by servants.

 

“Boscobel was built much like a stage set for its original owners,” explains Executive Director Steven Miller. “Our new Open House Tours are designed to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the the museum and at history.”

 

Open House Tours are only offered April 1 through April 30, 10-4pm (Boscobel is closed on Tuesdays.) Each guided tour is approximately one hour in length.  Reservations are not necessary; tickets can be purchased in person or online at Boscobel.org. Friends of Boscobel members and children 5 and under are FREE. Memberships are available for purchase HERE.

 

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Take a trip through time!

9:30-11:30am Saturday mornings – the second of each month – designed for kids (ages 4+) and their families. 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. A different theme each month:
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!

 
Themes To Be Announced:
July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

 

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FREE for Members!

Boscobel during demolition, c. 1955. Boscobel House and Gardens archives.


 

Friday, April 14, 6:30pm
Boscobel Lost & Found
Boscobel has been admired since first built in Montrose, New York in 1804-08. In spite of that, the house was (in)famously sold in 1955 to a wrecker for just $35. Preservationists reclaimed as many fragments from the original structure as possible, and resurrected the house on its present, glorious site in Garrison. This lecture will 1) examine why Boscobel was considered too precious to lose even after demolition had begun, and 2) reveal which elements of the museum survive from the original house.
 
Jennifer Carlquist is a design and decorative arts historian who has served as Curator of Boscobel House and Gardens since 2015. She lectures widely and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz. Ms. Carlquist previously worked at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum, Glensheen Historic Estate, and as a Research Fellow at Winterthur Museum. She is an alumna of the Attingham London House Course, Attingham Summer School, Winterthur Fall Institute, the Cooper-Hewitt’s History of Design and Decorative Arts Program, and the University of Minnesota.

 

The lecture will take place in Boscobel’s grand entrance hall at 6:30pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception sponsored by Munder-Skiles Garden Furniture, Garrison, NY.

 

See other lectures in this series below:
Edwina von Gal, April 28
Ulysses G. Dietz, May 12

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Celebrate Earth Day with friends and family!
 

Saturday, April 22, 9:30am

Spring is here and Boscobel needs your HELP. The Frances Reese Woodland Trail is an extraordinarily beautiful feature of our site. The 1.25 mile trail leads visitors through 29 acres of forested land as it traverses a dramatic ravine leading down to Constitution Marsh. We need your help to clear and clean the trail in order to maintain, enhance, preserve and promote appreciation of this natural landscape. Won’t you lend a hand?

Bring your water bottle and work gloves, and wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Tools will be provided to clear overgrowth and downed branches.
 

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Please check-in at the Carriage House upon arrival.
 

REGISTER HERE


FREE for Members!
 
Friday, April 28, 6:30pm
Turning PRFCT: The Evolution and Adventures of a Rational Naturalist
Hear how Edwina von Gal’s passion for biodiversity and the lessons learned during a lifetime of landscape design led to the creation of Perfect Earth Project, a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization promoting toxin-free land management around the world. Find out about the dangers of synthetic landscape chemicals and learn nature-based alternatives for your lawn and garden that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost. Take action, right in your own front yard and help spark an environmental gardening revolution.
 
Principal of her eponymous landscape design firm, Edwina von Gal + Co. since 1984, Edwina von Gal creates landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. She has collaborated with architects such as Frank Gehry, Annabelle Selldorf, and Richard Meier, and her work has been published in many major publications. Her book “Fresh Cuts” won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing in 1998.
 
In 2013, Edwina founded the Perfect Earth Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising consciousness about the dangers of toxic lawn and garden chemicals for people, their pets, and the planet. Perfect Earth Project educates homeowners and professionals in nature-based landscape management techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost. Edwina has served on boards and committees for a number of horticultural organizations, and is currently on the board of What Is Missing?, Maya Lin’s multifaceted media artwork about the loss of biodiversity. She is the 2017 recipient of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts Achievement Award for the Visual Arts.
 
The lecture will take place in Boscobel’s grand entrance hall at 6:30pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception sponsored by Munder-Skiles Garden Furniture, Garrison, NY.
 
See other lectures in this series below:
Jennifer Carlquist, April 14
Ulysses G. Dietz, May 12
 
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FREE for Members!

 
Friday, May 12, 6:30pm
From Villa to Mansion: the Journey from Democracy to Aristocracy
When Boscobel was built in [1806], it represented the largest and most elegant kind of house that most Americans knew. Only the White House (completed 1802) was larger—and it would remain the largest residence in North America until well after the Civil War. There was a dramatic change in what was considered an appropriate home for an American family between the Romantic era (1830-1860), and the post-Civil-War years that signaled the start of the Gilded Age (1865-1915). Where Boscobel was a mansion in 1806, by 1870 it would be nothing more than a quaint old house.

 
Mr. Dietz’s talk will explore this national phenomenon in the re-invention of the elite American home.
Ulysses Grant Dietz has been the Curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum since 1980, and the Chief Curator since 2012. He received his BA from Yale and his MA from the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. The curator of over 100 exhibitions during his tenure, Mr. Dietz is particularly proud of his work on The Newark Museum’s 1885 Ballantine House. In 1997 Mr. Dietz was the project director for The Glitter & The Gold: Fashioning America’s Jewelry, the first-ever exhibition and book on Newark’s once-vast jewelry industry. Mr. Dietz has published numerous articles on decorative arts, as well as books on the Museum’s Studio Pottery, Art Pottery and nineteenth-century furniture collections.
 
All lectures will take place in Boscobel’s grand entrance hall at 6:30pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception sponsored by Munder-Skiles Garden Furniture, Garrison, NY.

 

See other lectures in this series below:
Jennifer Carlquist, April 14
Edwina von Gal, April 28

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Snapping Turtle

A Family Favorite Since 1994!

 

Saturday, June 3, 7:30am
Join us at Boscobel’s Belvedere bright and early where members of the Constitution Marsh staff will give a dramatic presentation about the habits and history of snapping turtles and introduce live specimens to the audience. After, guests may walk Boscobel’s grounds in search of nesting females.

Rain or Shine Complimentary coffee, juice & donuts included.

 

Starlab will follow Turtle Walk.

 
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England, Agateware jug, mid 19th century with later alterations. Collection of Andrew Baseman. Image courtesy Boscobel House and Gardens.

In the Exhibition Gallery & The Mansion
June 3- October 1, 2017

 
Make-dos include everyday household remnants, such as porcelain teapots with silver replacement spouts and or tin handles. They also include treasured relics, such as a decanter riddled with staples that was once owned by Washington Irving. More than 100 examples will be drawn from local, private and public collections. At some point in their history these objects met with calamity, and yet, were deemed too precious to discard. They invite curiosity: Were they repaired for practical, sentimental, or aesthetic reasons?

 

Boscobel is the ideal organizer of Make-Do’s, as 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, make-do’s illustrate the complex relationships between everyday people and the things that 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.

 

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Enter our inflatable planetarium and relax on the floor.

 

2 Days: Saturday, June 3 (following Turtle Walk)
and Saturday, August 5

3 Sessions each Day:  9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am

Gazing up at a night sky, look for star patterns Cygnus the Swan, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Polaris the North Star, and more. Lisa DiMarzo combines stars, constellations and fasc100_7264 (2)inating stories for an exciting, entertaining and enlightening experience. Recommended for ages 4+.

 

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Mondays, 6pm
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.

 

Taught by internationally-certified instructor, Ellen Forman, this popular class fits the needs of all levels. Ellen emphasizes the inward journey and the profound healing effects of yoga. Start your week calm and refreshed.

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water.

Check website for possible weather cancellations.

 

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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, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

Fall I: Fridays, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29

Fall II: Fridays, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

 

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Enjoy summer mornings together at Boscobel! 

 

July 10-13
A selection of engaging programs targeted to children (ages 4+)  and their adults. Each day of this 4-morning program has a different theme — whether you choose one day or more, every day will be awesome! (Themes to be announced.)

 
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military day at boscobel

Boscobel’s grounds come alive!

 

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

-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.
-Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Pappi’s Mediterranean and Phil’s Grills food trucks.
-Click here for complete Military Reenactment Day Agenda. (Coming Soon)

 

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big band

Celebrate the last days of summer on Boscobel’s great lawn overlooking the majestic Hudson River!

 

Sunday, September 10
Bring a picnic supper, listen 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
Concert 6-8pm
Gates open for Picnicking at 5pm

 

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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.

 

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