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Make Boscobel Your House on the Hudson

After the Neoclassical mansion fell into disrepair, sold to wrecker for just $35, and was demolished, local preservationists recovered its architectural fragments and secured generous funding from Reader’s Digest co-founder Lila Acheson Wallace to move and restore the house. Since these original supporters saved Boscobel, generous members and donors have kept it vital.

Today, Boscobel hosts lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. We host field trips at our site and send our Museum Educator out to local schools.

A bus fund and pay-what-you-wish options ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds can feed their curiosity and expand their understanding at Boscobel, regardless of their ability to pay.

Memberships help fund our community programs and provide you with more inclusive, behind-the-scenes ways to enjoy and share Boscobel. Passes and Memberships now run April-December, helping you enjoy our full season without having to remember a rolling renewal date.

Members also receive special invitations, advance reservations, discounts, and/or free tickets all season long. Your Membership supports Boscobel’s community outreach and programs, which serve a growing and increasingly diverse audience.

Thank you for helping us open Boscobel’s doors ever wider!

As of 2018, the term for Boscobel Membership and Season Passes runs mid-April through December. Boscobel Memberships after September 18, 2018 carry through all of 2019.

Season Passes

Individual $45

Unlimited grounds admission, including admission to gallery exhibitions as scheduled, for one guest every day Boscobel is open to the public.

Family $65

Unlimited grounds admission, including admission to gallery exhibitions as scheduled, for four people every day Boscobel is open to the public.

Artist Free

Registration required. Unlimited grounds admission for artists actively art-making from 10:00am to 4:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month, April – December. Special access to study objects in the permanent collection, by appointment.

Library Pass $150

Benefits to library patrons who check out the Library Pass:
Free admission for one adult plus three guests of any age to include a guided tour of the Historic House Museum, access to the grounds and seasonal exhibitions, plus a 10% discount in the Design Shop for all members in the passholder’s party.

Membership Levels:

Federalist $150

Season pass benefits for four
Four complimentary passes for guided Historic House Museum tours. Advance reservation recommended.
Advance notice of Boscobel events and programs.
Discounts to Boscobel events. Advance reservation required.
25% Discount on Boscobel merchandise, 15% on all other merchandise in the Design Shop.
Invitations to Members-only events.
One complimentary June weeknight (M/Tu/W/Th) ticket to a Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performance with purchase of another ticket.
Reciprocal admission privileges at more than 400 museums.

Loyalist $500

All of the above benefits
One gift membership at the $150 Federalist level.
Four complimentary tickets to one outdoor Boscobel event of your choice. Advance reservation required.
Recognition on and in the Annual Report.
Invitations to behind-the-scenes events.

Patriot $1500

All of the above benefits
Private Landscape and Landmarks grounds tour for up to eight guests. Advance reservation required.
Private Historic House Museum tour with Executive Director for up to eight guests. Advance reservation required.
Boscobel Hands-on-History program donated in your name to the area school of your choice, subject to school policies.
Invitations to Boscobel-related travel opportunities.

Benefactor $5,000+

All of the above benefits
One-time use of the Grand Entrance Hall in Boscobel’s Historic House Museum for a private event with up to 30 guests. Scheduling and additional restrictions apply.

Memberships and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


You can help open Boscobel's doors even wider.

Museums like Boscobel House and Gardens consistently rank as Americans’ most trusted source for history. Boscobel has devoted 2018 to fulfilling that responsibility, experimenting with new ways to connect modern-day visitors to history, nature, and design.  Every one of the programs introduced this year—the Symphony Picnic, Ice Cream Social, and Heritage AppleFest—shared the unique beauty and history of Boscobel.

Please give generously to keep Boscobel a vibrant, relevant resource for our community. With your tax-deductible support, Boscobel can be everyone’s house on the Hudson.

Every contribution is invaluable.

Planned/Legacy Giving | Matched Gifts
Tribute Gifts | In-Kind Donations

For more information, please contact Development Manager Dana Hammond at 845-265-3638 x111.

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Care to join us?

Our volunteers are a diverse bunch of kind people who lend a hand to Boscobel one or many days a year.

We look forward to meeting you.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Boscobel:

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Bow Tie Ball

September 29, 2018

This year, Boscobel was thrilled to host our first ever Bow Tie Ball, honoring the President of our Board of Directors, Mr. Barnabas McHenry.

Visit the Bow Tie Ball Events Page

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