Boscobel House and Gardens
Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of Loyalists Elizabeth and States Dyckman. In 1955, after falling into disrepair, the house was sold to a wrecker for $35 and demolished. Preservationists leapt into action, and with generous support from Reader’s Digest co-founder Lila Acheson Wallace, they raised the funding to restore the Neoclassical mansion back to—and even beyond—its original grandeur. Today, Boscobel’s interiors showcase one of the finest collections of New York furniture from the Federal period, including documented examples by America’s most celebrated cabinetmaker, Duncan Phyfe. The view from Boscobel of the Hudson River as it winds south to Bear Mountain inspires awe, overlooking Constitution Marsh toward the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Boscobel hosts expertly guided tours of the Historic House Museum, access to 68 acres of its grounds, lively events, innovative exhibitions, talks by the world’s top design experts, and engaging programs and activities for families. Children are always welcome.
Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Greenway Trail Access, Restrooms