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The perfect, tree lined driveway up to the Boscobel mansion looks like something out of Gone with the Wind. The house, built in the early 1800's is considered one of the best examples of the Federal Period in the whole country. Feel free to take a very family-friendly tour and explore the amazing collection of historic artifacts.

After touring the house your family can take advantage of all that the property has to offer. Depending on the time of year that you visit, Boscobel has lots for your family to explore. During the warmer months the gardens are full of colorful tulips, fragrant herbs and lush green trees. Feel free to take a stroll on their paved, stroller-friendly walkways.

Visiting during the fall means that your family take can take full advantage of the beautiful fall foliage best admired on the 1.25 mile woodland trail. This easy hike is perfect for families and leads you through giant trees, bridges over small waterfalls and rustic gazebos with benches that allow you to stop and take in the views.
Visiting during the winter months is possibly the most magical time of year. The house leads twilight tours, decorated in traditional fruit and garlands, lit by candles and children can search for hidden gingerbread! The grounds are lit up with thousands of twinkling lights during the Holiday Sparkle and you can even visit Santa! It's a very festive way to celebrate an old fashion Christmas.
Boscobel has no shortage of places to sit back and relax. Your family can choose to set up a picnic overlooking the Hudson River while the kids run and play on the large lawn or you can attend one of the many community events; either way it's easy to spend a whole day here forgetting the modern world and escaping to a much simpler time.
Tips for this visit:
  • For a complete list of hours and admission fees please visit here.
  • Boscobel is closed every Tuesday, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
  • There is a small gift store and cafe on site.
  • Picnicking is permitted.
  • The grounds are stroller friendly.
  • The hiking trails and mansion are not stroller friendly.
  • There are public restrooms next to the museum store.
  • There is plenty of free parking.
  • For a complete list of events held at Boscobel visit here.

For more information please visit Boscobel online.

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