Frequently Asked Questions
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When will you reopen?
Currently, Boscobel is able to offer a limited number of tickets to our gardens and grounds. Members and the general public, please book tickets via the button on the Gardens and Grounds Admissions page. (Healthcare workers, please continue to make your reservations for free, respite visits by reaching out to Ed Glisson at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
It will be a happy day when we can fully open our gates again and share this extraordinary place with everyone who loves it. Until then, and most importantly, stay safe and stay well.
When will house tours become available again?
Boscobel is adhering to the Governor Cuomo’s guidelines for a phased reopening of the state. We anticipate being able to sell a limited number of tickets to our gardens and grounds this spring. Tours of the house will become available in later phases of reopening, which could be many months from now. We will keep you up to date on our website, via email (please sign up at the bottom of this webpage), and on Facebook and Instagram. Our handle is @boscobelhg. In the interim, please stay well and vigilant.
Can I bring my dog to the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market?
Boscobel, originally built as a farmhouse, is proud to play a part in supporting the food supply chain by hosting the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market once again each Saturday. CSFM is (rightfully) deemed an essential business and is therefore permitted to operate even now. For more details, please click here.
Social distancing guidelines are still very much in place. For reasons of public health, dogs are not permitted at the market this year.
How do I get to Boscobel House and Gardens?
Happy to help. Please see our Visit page.
How much time should we plan for our visit?
At this time, due to coronavirus, we must offer only limited access to Boscobel’s gardens and grounds in two-hour timeslots.
Is photography permitted?
Yes, please feel free to take photographs and videos without a tripod for your personal use at Boscobel. We love it when you tag or mention us on social media. Our handle is @BoscobelHG on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. (Please note that our guides prefer not to be videotaped.)
If you are interested in conducting a commercial shoot or a professional photography session, that’s excellent. Please see our Private Private Rentals page for details and to inquire.
Is Boscobel available for commercial photo shoots, filming, movies, etc?
Absolutely! To book, please reach out via our Private Rentals page.
If a Boscobel event is cancelled, will you issue a refund?
If Boscobel cancels an event, we will issue a refund. If the event is still held, even in inclement weather, there are no refunds. Check our website for announcements. Please also see our Ticketing Policy.
What if it rains or snows during a scheduled Boscobel event?
We will post cancellation and raindate notices at Boscobel.org, and you are welcome to call 845-265-3638 to inquire. Please see our Ticketing Policy.
Is Boscobel House and Gardens accessible for persons with disabilities?
Most of our grounds are accessible. Please be aware that the tour of the house includes walking several flights of stairs (up to first floor, down to ground floor and further down to a lower level). You are welcome to inquire about accommodations by calling 845-265-3638. Please see our Accessibility Statement. Parking spots for persons with disabilities are located in the Visitor Center parking lot.
May I picnic on your grounds?
Any time Boscobel is open, you are welcome to picnic on the picnic tables by the pond near our gatehouse or on the tables in front of our Visitor Center. We kindly ask that you purchase a grounds ticket and stop in at the Visitor Center to receive a sticker. (If you would, please refrain from throwing Frisbees or launching any other flying objects, including drones.)
How do I purchase Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival tickets?
Since 1988, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has performed on Boscobel’s grounds during their summer season. You would normally be able to purchase tickets in person at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Box Office in the Boscobel Visitor Center, on the HVSF website, or by calling the HVSF Box Office at (845) 265-9575. Due to coronavirus, HVSF has made the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel their 2020 outdoor season.
Are pets allowed?
Though we love pets and Boscobel welcomes service dogs (with proper identification), all other animal companions are not permitted. Thank you for understanding.
May I bring my skateboard to Boscobel?
You are welcome at Boscobel, but your skateboard, bicycle, roller skates, roller blades, hoverboard or other rolling apparati are, for safety reasons, not.
May I bring my drone to Boscobel?
Except in the case of pre-negotiated professional photography shoots, all remote-controlled camera drones or any other unmanned aerial or ground apparati are not permitted at Boscobel.