Boscobel House is a Beautiful Museum in New York State
Boscobel is a beautiful Federal-style house museum tourist attraction located on a height above the Hudson River right across from the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York State. Boscobel House and Gardens is located at 1601 Route 9D in Garrison, New York about 35 north of New York City.
Boscobel was built from 1804-1808 by States Dyckman who's family emigrated to America from the Netherlands and settled in Manhattan. Dyckman was a Loyalist during the American Revolution and fled to England in 1779 but returned in 1803 and began building his dream home Boscobel in 1804. Dyckman died in 1806 before Boscobel was finished but his wife and son completed the house and lived in the beautiful home and Boscobel remained in the Dyckman family until 1920.
Boscobel was originally built in Montrose, New York which is much closer to New York City but was moved to its present location in the 1950's when it was also restored after falling into disrepair and nearly demolished. The present location is a beautiful spot above the Hudson River and the views from Boscobel today along the Hudson River Valley are superb.
Boscobel is a house museum today full of period furniture including work by such notables as Duncan Phyfe and Michael Allison. The grounds and gardens of Boscobel are also open to the public and picnicking on the bluff above the Hudson is a lovely way to spend an afternoon after touring the house in the morning.
Boscobel is the home of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in summer which attracts over 30,000 visitors annually. The grounds of Boscobel are also available to be rented out for weddings, parties and special events. Boscobel is open daily except for Tuesdays from April through December. On the third Tuesday of each month Boscobel is open to artists who wish to paint the house and grounds free of charge.
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