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Celebrate Autumn at Boscobel

September 10th, 2019

Live Music, Cider, Doughnuts, Family Games and Activities at the Second Annual Heritage Applefest

(Garrison, NY – September 2019) – Celebrate Hudson Valley harvests at Boscobel with cider pressing, apple preserving, and sweet and hard cider sampling. Renowned entertainer Mark Rust will enthrall guests with his spectacular array of music and tales. Boscobel Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo will give kid-friendly tours of the apple orchard. Classical guitarist Daniel Stevens will serenade guests with period music. Penny Brickman of the Philipstown Garden Club will discuss and demo spinning flax and wool in the Herb Garden. 19th-century games and activities will be available for play throughout the event. Sweet and hard cider, apple cider doughnuts, apple cider butter, and apple cider syrup will be available for purchase.

At the time of Boscobel’s construction in the early 19th century, the apple was America’s most important fruit, with thousands of varieties. Boscobel’s Apple Orchard features some of those heirloom varieties along some newer ones, all of which are prized today.

Throughout the event, the Historic House Museum and gallery, featuring early 19th-century design and our Cross-pollination exhibition of plant-inspired contemporary art, will be open for guests to explore at their own pace and direction. Expert guides stationed throughout the mansion will offer insights and answer questions on the importance of apples, and other useful and decorative fruits, flowers, and plants in early America. Guests may also enjoy access to 68 acres of Boscobel’s grounds with lush gardens, a woodland trail, and iconic view of the Hudson River, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Constitution Marsh.

Boscobel’s Heritage Applefest takes place on Sunday, October 6 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Boscobel House and Gardens is located at 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, New York 10524. Ticket prices for Boscobel members are $18 for adults and $12 for children ages 5-18. The price for not-yet-members is $22 for adults and $13 for children ages 5-18. Admission is free for those under five years of age. The rain date is Sunday, October 13.

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