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Currently, Boscobel is open for outdoor programs and admissions. Please see the Calendar page for details. We look forward to welcoming you here.  x

Plan Your Visit

Hours

Currently, Boscobel is able to offer a limited number of gardens and grounds admissions tickets

  • We are evaluating all public and private programs in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • Please click here to see our full roster of programs, events, and exhibitions.

Hours: Friday – Monday, 10:00am – sunset (Opening at 9:00am as of October 30)

To ensure safety, we have established new protocols that support public health guidelines.

  • Advance reservations are required. Please book tickets  via the Calendar page for the program you wish to attend. (Healthcare workers, please continue to make your reservations for free respite visits by reaching out to Ed Glisson at eglisson@boscobel.org.)
  • During the reservation process, guests must provide contact details so that we can identify you upon arrival. (This ensures that we know who is on the premises. Per New York State guidelines, a limited number of visitors may be on the grounds.)
  • Guests must check in at the gate upon arrival and display their printed admissions pass.
  • The grounds, gardens, and Woodland Trail will be open for Gardens and Grounds Admissions and Landscape and Landmarks Tours ticket holders.
  • All buildings are closed to the public, with the exception of the ADA/family bathroom outside the Visitor Center.
  • Masks are required at all times.
  • Guests must maintain at least six feet of space between themselves and anyone (including other guests and our staff) not in their own household.
  • Picnicking is welcome; guests must carry out everything that they carry in.
  • Pets are not permitted at Boscobel.
  • Boscobel staff are performing critical maintenance and security functions on the grounds. Please give them plenty of space so they may work without fear of personal contact.

Admissions

 
Gardens and Grounds, including the Woodland Trail
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Members
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Season Pass Holders
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Adult
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$12

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Senior
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$10

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Child (5 - 18 years old)
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$6

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Child (under 5 years old)
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Family (up to four people)
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Events
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Currently, Boscobel is offering a limited number of tickets for outdoor access to our gardens and grounds. All visits must be booked in advance. Masks and social distancing are required. Members and the general public, please book tickets via the button on the Gardens and Grounds Admissions page. Healthcare workers, please email Director of Visitor Engagement Ed Glisson at eglisson@boscobel.org to schedule your free respite visit. Please note that Boscobel will be closed on October 10 and 11 for a private event.

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.

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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 House and Gardens welcomes groups of all types and sizes to experience Hudson Valley design, history and nature. Our expert guides will craft for your club, clients, or community group an engaging tour of the Historic House Museum, adding an insightful exploration of Boscobel’s landscape and the landmarks visible from our iconic site.

All tours offer ample free parking, light refreshments at tour’s end, and complimentary admission for the coach driver and group leader. Elegant lunches are available.

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

Adult Group Tours

Our delightful, expert guides will lead your group on a private, 45-minute tour of the Historic House Museum.

Topic-Specific Adult Group Tours

These exclusive tours are intended to provide a more personalized, in-depth educational experience. Private tours are designed to focus on select features of Boscobel, such as early New York design, domestic life, history, and gardens. Hands-on sessions on history or art, and foreign language tours can also be arranged.

Special Packages

Following an hour-long tour of the Historic House Museum, enhance your group’s visit with these special offerings, which can easily be arranged in advance:

Teatime Tour

Following a guided tour of the Historic House Museum, guests are treated to tea sandwiches, pastries, and an assortment of teas in the Lila Wallace Room.

Sandwich, Salad, and Sights Tour

Guests enjoy picnicking with a selection of catered boxed lunches.

Champagne in the Formal Garden Tour

Enjoy a late afternoon reception in Boscobel’s Formal Garden, complete with champagne and light hors d’oeuvres.

House and Gardens Tour

In addition to a 45-minute tour of the Historic House Museum, guests will be led on a 30-minute tour of Boscobel’s landscaped grounds, including its Herb Garden, Orangery, and Formal Garden.

Please note that some tours are weather dependent. All group tours must be booked in advance.
For more information or to make a group reservation, please click below:

Request Group Reservation Info

School Programs

Boscobel's school programs offer unique, meaningful, and sensory-filled experiences that use primary sources to help students explore Hudson Valley history, design, and nature. Students experience what life was like in the early 19th-century as they learn about how adults and children lived, worked, and played.

We host field trips at our site and send our Museum Educator out to local schools. Field trips to Boscobel consist of a guided house tour followed by selected hands-on activities. Outreach programs at your school include several options that maximize engagement with immersive activities.

All Boscobel School Programs are designed to meet curriculum standards for K-12 students.

Field Trips to Boscobel

Your field trip to Boscobel includes a tour of the Historic House Museum, one of the activities below, and time for a picnic lunch on the grounds (BYOL). Plan to spend 2-3 hours at Boscobel.

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 the significance of these iconic images.

Create Your Own Selection

Have a topic you would like us to focus on? Contact us! We can design programs ranging from candle dipping to document analysis.

Capacity

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

Fees

Students and Chaperones – $8 each
Teachers – One teacher per 10 children admitted free

Boscobel Visits Your School

Our Museum Educator can visit your school with presentations designed to offer students a unique and engaging 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.

Fees

$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 as a resource for schools in our community. Please contact us to support our school programs or to inquire about potential funding for your school.

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.

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