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Hours

Open to the public each year from mid-April through December

  • In 2018, we opened to members on April 14 and everyone everywhere on April 15.
  • January through mid-April, we are open for select programs only.

Open: Wednesday – Monday, 9:30am-5:00pm (closing 4:00pm November – December)

  • First tour 10:00am, Last tour 4:00pm (last tour 3:00pm November – December)
  • Design Shop opens at 10:00am

Closed: Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

  • On the second Tuesday of every month, open to holders of Artist Season Passes for active art-making

Admissions

 
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal)
House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal)
Members
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

Free (click here to join!)

House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

Four complimentary passes


Season Pass Holders
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

Free (click here to join!)

House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

Please see below


Adult
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$11

House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$17


Senior
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$11

House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$14


Child (5 - 18 years old)
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$5

House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$8


Child (under 5 years old)
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

Free

House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

Free


Family (up to four people)
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$30

House + Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

$45


Events
Gardens & Grounds plus Exhibition (seasonal):

View Event Schedule

 

Access to Boscobel’s grounds is pay-what-you-wish every Saturday we are open.

Veterans, active duty military personnel, and up to three guests receive 50% off grounds admission and regularly scheduled tour tickets. Valid every day Boscobel is open. (Does not apply to group tours and other programs.)

Library Pass Holders:

Boscobel offers all local libraries the opportunity to join our Library Pass Program and share with their patrons engaging experiences of Hudson Valley design, history, and nature. Please check with your local library to inquire about its participation in the program.

For libraries seeking details about benefits or to purchase a Library Pass, please visit our Support page or contact us for more information: 845-265-3638 or via our Contact form.

Directions and Map

Boscobel is located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, making it a great day trip or weekend excursion.

Boscobel is approximately 60 miles north of New York City and close to many popular Hudson Valley towns such as Cold Spring and Beacon. Connect to us by car or commuter rail on Metro-North’s Hudson Line to Cold Spring. Uber, Lyft, taxis, and a seasonal trolley are available to transport you the 1.5 miles to Boscobel.

Address:

1601 Route 9D
Garrison, NY, 10524

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Click below for specific direction info:

By Car

From Manhattan and New Jersey: Take the (Upper Level) George Washington Bridge to the Palisades Parkway North and follow signs to the Bear Mt. Bridge. From the bridge, take Route 9D North for seven miles. Boscobel will be clearly marked on the left.

From Westchester: Take the Taconic State Parkway north to the Cold Spring, Route 301 West exit. Take Route 301 West into the village of Cold Spring. Turn left at the traffic light at the intersection with Route 9D, and follow 9D south for one mile. Boscobel will be clearly marked on the right.

From Long Island: Take the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge to I-287 to Taconic State Parkway North. Follow the Taconic State Parkway north to the Cold Spring, Route 301 West exit. Take Route 301 West into the village of Cold Spring. Turn left at the traffic light at the intersection with Route 9D, and follow 9D south for one mile. Boscobel will be clearly marked on the right.

From Albany and other points north: Take the NY Thruway to I-84 East. Cross the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Exit 11/Route 9D South. Drive eleven miles south and Boscobel will be clearly marked on the right.

OR

Taconic State Parkway south to the Cold Spring, Route 301 West exit. Take Route 301 West into the village of Cold Spring. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 9D South and drive one mile. Boscobel will be clearly marked on the right.

From points west: Take Route I-84 East across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Route 9D South, Exit 11. Drive eleven miles south and Boscobel will be clearly marked on the right.

By Train

Boscobel can be reached via commuter rail on Metro-North’s Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to Cold Spring. For schedules and fares, please see the Metro North website. We also partner with Metro-North on a seasonal (and discounted!) Getaway package. Upon arrival in Cold Spring, Uber, Lyft, taxis, and a seasonal trolley (please see below) are available to transport you the 1.5 miles to Boscobel. As Route 9D has fast-moving traffic and limited sidewalks, we recommend that you do not walk from Cold Spring Village.

By Trolley

The Cold Spring Trolley is available seasonally and only on weekends. Please call ahead to be sure it is operating during your planned visit. The trolley is provided by Putnam County, and Boscobel is part of its scheduled stops. For more information, please call 845-878-RIDE.

Commercial Vehicles

From Manhattan: Take the Major Deegan to the NYS Thruway, take the Thruway to Route 9A, and follow 9A to Route 9 (they merge just south of Croton). Take Route 9 north to Route 403, Garrison (turn left at the traffic light). Take Route 403 to the traffic light at the intersection with Route 9D. Turn right and take 9D for approximately three miles. Boscobel will be on your left.

From Queens: Take Route 678 across the Whitestone Bridge to Route 95 Cross Bronx West to the Major Deegan going north, which becomes the NYS Thruway. Follow the Thruway to Route 9A, then continue as directed above.

Please note that commercial vehicles are not permitted on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

Group Visits

Boscobel’s expert guides will craft for your club, clients, or community group an engaging tour of the Historic House Museum or grounds that brings design, history, and nature to life.

  • Ample free parking
  • Light refreshments at tour’s end
  • Complimentary admission for bus driver and group leader
  • Elegant lunches are available

Adult Group Tours

Our expert guides will craft for your club, clients, or community group an engaging tour of the Historic House Museum or grounds that brings design, history, and nature to life.

Groups of twelve or more enjoy the benefit of a discounted admission rate.

Topic-Specific Adult Group Tours

These exclusive tours are intended to provide a more personalized, more in-depth educational experience for visitors. Private tours can focus on select features of Boscobel House, such as architecture, furniture, or textiles, or topics such as political history, the Dyckman family, etc. Special rates apply. These programs must be booked in advance.

Special Packages

Enhance your group’s visit with these special offerings, which can easily be arranged for in advance by paid reservation:

Teatime Tour

Tour guests are treated to tea sandwiches, pastries and an assortment of teas in the Thompson Room.

Sandwich, Salad & Sights Tour

A selection of boxed lunches, provided by a local caterer, are enjoyed by guests picnic-style on our grounds.

Champagne in the Rose Garden Tour

Enjoy a late afternoon reception in Boscobel’s circular rose garden, complete with champagne and light hors d’oeuvres.

House & Gardens Tour

After a 45-minute tour of the mansion, guests will be lead on a 30-minute tour of Boscobel’s manicured grounds, including its Herb Garden, Orangery and circular Rose Garden with fountain.

Please note that some tours are weather dependent.
For more information or to make a group reservation, please click below:

Request Group Reservation Info

School Programs

Boscobel’s Hands-on History school programs offer unique, meaningful, and sensory-filled experiences that use primary sources to help students explore not only history, but also design and nature.

We host field trips at our site and send our Museum Educator out to local schools.

Field Trips to Boscobel

Your field trip to Boscobel includes 30-minute activity sessions. Choose one or more from the list below to include in your trip.

Patriots and Loyalists*

Centered around an 80-square-foot map of the Hudson Valley, students engage in interdisciplinary, role-playing activities to recreate military battles and strategies of the Revolutionary War.

Nature and Landscape Art

Inspired by 19th-century Hudson River School artists, students create their own landscape drawings of Boscobel’s setting.

Quill It

Students learn about the artistry and history of 1800s pen-and-ink writing, then, use the technique to write a message of their own.

Early 19th-Century Games

Jacob’s Ladder, Ball and Cup, and Graces were more than simple games; they used physical play to build social skills in children.

Now and Long Ago

Handling everyday objects from the past, such as a chamber pot, brown soap and a sugar loaf, students use the experience to compare and contrast with items used today.

New York State Symbols

The rose, maple tree, bluebird, ladybug and apple are New York State symbols. This program uses hands-on activities to introduce young students to these iconic images.

Create Your Own Selection

Have a topic you would like us to focus on? Contact us! We can design programs specific to your interests.

Capacity

Field trips are limited in size to 45 students (two classes)

Timing: Plan to spend two to three hours at Boscobel House and Gardens. This allows for a tour of our historic house museum, activity(s) and time for a picnic lunch on the grounds (BYOL).

Fees

Students – $8.00
Chaperones – $8.00
Teachers – FREE!

Boscobel Visits Your School

Our Museum Educator can visit your school with presentations designed to offer students a unique, interactive educational experience.

Patriots and Loyalists*

Centered around a 12-foot map of the Hudson Valley, students engage in interdisciplinary, role-playing activities to recreate military battles and strategies of the Revolutionary War.

Now and Long Ago

Handling everyday objects from the past, such as a chamber pot, brown soap and a sugar loaf, students use the experience to compare and contrast with items used today.

New York State Symbols

The rose, maple tree, bluebird, ladybug and apple are New York State symbols. This program uses hands-on activities to introduce young students to these iconic images.

Capacity

Classroom presentations are designed for up to 25 students per program.

Fee: $200 for first program $100 for each additional (same day)

* Meets Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA – Literacy.RI.4.3; CCSS.ELA – Writing.4.2; CCSS.ELA – Literacy.SL.4.1; CCSS.ELA – Literacy.SL.4.1b; CCSS.ELA – Literacy.SL.4/1d

Financial Support

Boscobel House and Gardens is committed to serving all of our constituencies. Please inquire about potential funding for your school. If you wish to support our school program, please contact us.

Self-Guided Tours

Woodland Trail of Discovery

Streams, bridges, gazebos, benches, scenic overlooks and more…this 1.25-mile hike is not to be missed. (Dress accordingly and practice tick prevention.)

Boscobel Audio Tour

Hear spellbinding stories of the Hudson River Valley, told by local legends such as Pete Seeger and Bobby Kennedy Jr., as you take in the breathtaking views.

Request School Reservation Info
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