Guided House Tours
Wednesday through Monday
10:00am-5:00pm, last tour at 4:00pm (April to October)
10:00am-4:00pm, last tour at 3:00pm (November and December)
Please see our Visit page for complete details.
From mid-April through December, Boscobel offers expertly guided tours of the Neoclassical mansion.
THE HOUSE THAT WAS SAVED
Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of Loyalists Elizabeth and States Dyckman. But by the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, it was sold to a wrecker for just $35 and demolished. With generous support from Reader’s Digest co-founder Lila Acheson Wallace, preservationists saved as many architectural fragments as possible and reassembled them fifteen miles north in Garrison, New York. The Neoclassical mansion was restored back to – and even beyond – its original grandeur. Though its history and original inhabitants are fascinating, the house is much more than historic. Boscobel was saved as a beautiful work of art.
THE RENOWNED COLLECTION
Boscobel’s interiors display one of the finest collections of New York furniture from the Federal period, including documented examples by America’s most celebrated cabinetmaker, Duncan Phyfe. Polished mahogany, gilt bronze, and cut glass sparkle with always-changing natural light. Pastoral landscapes appear on paintings, prints, ceramics, and even furniture. Boscobel’s collection inspires designers, artists, scholars, and anyone who appreciates color and craftsmanship.
Tours last approximately 50 minutes. Advance registration is not necessary at this time. Please call 845-265-3638 to inquire.