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Boscobel still hopes to reopen our gardens and grounds as scheduled on Friday, May 1, 2020. In the coming weeks, we will be evaluating all public and private programs. We'll keep you informed here as the situation evolves. Thank you and be well. x

Frequently Asked Questions

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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?

To fully enjoy your time at Boscobel, we recommend spending at least two hours. Guided house tours last approximately 50 minutes. Please see our Visit page for our hours of operation.

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, 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?

Hudson Valley Shakespeare performs on our grounds during their summer season. You can 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.

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.

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