Boscobel is committed to the ideal of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires non-discrimination in public accommodations.
Boscobel has begun a formal study, to be completed this year, on the feasibility of adding wheelchair access to its historic house and gallery. This study is partially funded by a grant from the Preserve New York Grant Program, made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with additional support from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
While our historic house and gallery currently have limited access, we continue to pursue and implement accommodations to make our facility and our programs fully accessible to as broad a range of audiences as possible.
Visitor Center and Grounds
Handicapped parking is on a level macadam surface, less than 100 feet of the Visitor Center.
An accessible restroom is immediately available at the Visitor Center.
A level, 500-foot-long brick walkway takes guests from the Visitor Center to the Boscobel House.
Serpentine brick walkways traverse the grounds and are fully accessible, allowing guests with mobility restrictions easy access to the Apple Orchard, Rose Garden and Belvedere overlook.
The Herb Garden has level pathways but the pebble surface restricts wheelchair access.
Note: A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available at no charge for the convenience of our guests.
Boscobel House and Gallery
Handicapped parking near the House and Gallery can be arranged with advanced notice.
There is no wheelchair access to the House or the Gallery.
There are a number of steps into and within the House and Gallery.
– Seven steps up from grade into the main floor of House
– Sixteen steps from the main floor to the second floor of the House
– Nine steps down from grade into the Gallery
Boscobel is committed to making all of our programs available for individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in taking part in any of our programs and will need any accommodation to participate, please call us at 845-265-3638 x132 to discuss how we can meet your needs.
Personal Care Assistants
Any personal care assistant accompanying a guest with a severe disability will be admitted at no charge.