The Boscobel House and Gardens in partnership with The Living History Education Foundation are set to present General Washington on the Hudson: The Battle of Stony Point, on Sunday, August 25 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Visited can see General George Washington inspect his troops, hear President Abraham Lincoln address his army, and experience a Parrott rifled cannon — originally forged in Cold Spring at the West Point Foundry — shooting across the Hudson River.
On the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, directly overlooking the Hudson River and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, history comes alive as military reenactors set up encampments from the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills.
Throughout the event, 18th-century children’s lawn games will be available and the Historic House Museum will be open to explore, with expert guides stationed to offer insights.
Since 1808, Boscobel has witnessed much of America’s and the Hudson River Valley’s history. Its original owner, States Morris Dyckman worked for the British Quartermaster Department during the American Revolution. His Federal-style home was built on the banks of the Hudson River, opposite the location of the Battle of Stony Point, one of the most dramatic of the American Revolution. Boscobel stood during the War of 1812, and the family produced a military man, Lieutenant Peter Corne Cruger (Company A, 6th Regiment, Heavy Artillery, NY) who fought for the Union and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia during the Civil War.
Admission for members: Adults $18, Seniors $15, Children $12, Under 5 years of age free. Family of four $55.
Admission for non members: Adults $22, Senior $18, Children $13, Under 5 years of age free, Family of four $55.
Tickets can be purchased online.
Photo of the Boscobel House provided.