Boscobel Offers Free Westchester County Day


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On Sunday, May 1, simply show proof of your Westchester residency and admission to Boscobel House & Gardens is free. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know one of the Hudson Valley’s most interesting historic sites.

Set upon 68 acres of landscaped grounds, Boscobel House contains a collection of furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period. Collections include rare china and glassware, antique books and fine art, including a Benjamin West painting. An exhibition about the rescue and restoration of Boscobel may also be seen in the Visitors Center at the Carriage House.

In addition to a house tour, guests are invited to stroll Boscobel’s grounds & gardens and to admire vistas of the Hudson River and its Highlands. For the more adventurous, a 1.25-mile Woodland Trail offers forest paths that include a summerhouse pavilion, a wooden footbridge and scenic overlooks. Bring your camera, pack a picnic and use this special offer as your chance to get to know Putnam County’s renowned Boscobel House & Gardens.

Located on scenic Route 9D in Garrison New York, Boscobel is just one mile south of Cold Spring and directly across the river from West Point. From April through October, hours are 9:30am to 5pm (first tour at 10am, last at 4pm). The House Museum and distinctive Gift Shop at Boscobel are open every day except Tuesdays, May 15, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638.

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