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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.

 

 

 

 


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

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

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

 

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TALK WITH JOHN STUART GORDON OF THE YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Friday, October 20 at 6:30pm

Lurelle Guild for Electrolux Inc., Model 30 Vacuum Cleaner, 1937-38. Steel, aluminum, rubber, and vinyl. Yale University Art Gallery

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

 

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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

$45/person

 

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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

PREVIOUS THEMES:

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

 

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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.

 

Musicians:

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Quintet

The Brasiles Ensemble

The Putnam Chorale

Putnam Joy

Daniel Stevens

 

Dates:

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.

 

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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 Wonders

-Candle making

-Pomander Balls

-Winter globe ornament

 

Thursday, December 28

Get Ready for the New Year

-Noise makers

-Funny hats

-Countdown clock

 

 

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)

 

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