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.
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.
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.
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 fascinating stories for an exciting, entertaining and enlightening experience. Recommended for ages 4+.
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.
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
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
An ILoveNY Path Through History event at Boscobel,
Co-organized with the Desmond-Fish Library
and the Repair Café Foundation
FREE Repairs! (Voluntary donations gladly accepted.)
Nearly everyone has a broken object that was once useful or beloved. Rather than tossing that appliance, article of clothing, or ceramic keepsake into a landfill, bring it to Boscobel’s Repair Café, under the outdoor pavilion, where community volunteers will pass on their fix-it skills FREE of charge. This eco-friendly event encourages frugality, ingenuity, and the appreciation of everyday objects—much like Boscobel’s summer exhibition, Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques.
Registration not needed. Participants will be assisted with one item each on a first-come, first-served basis.
The perfect outing for Father’s Day weekend!