Boscobel House and Gardens

Architecture, Landscapes & Gardens

Boscobel was constructed in the early 19th century for States Morris Dyckman and his wife. A Loyalist who made his fortune working for the British quartermasters during the Revolutionary War, Dyckman died before Boscobel’s completion. Originally built 15 miles downriver, the house was moved and rebuilt on its current site when it was faced with demolition in the 1950s. A significant feature of the Federal-style home is its recessed pedimented porch, highlighted with three wooden swags, which is unique in the Hudson Valley. The delicately proportioned interior contains an extensive collection of decorative arts from the Federal period, including high-style furniture by Duncan Phyfe. The extensive grounds surrounding the home include a rose garden and an herb garden as well as a reconstructed orangery. A 1.25-mile-long woodland trail leads past waterfalls to a summerhouse pavilion with views of Constitution Marsh and West Point.

Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Greenway Trail Access, Restrooms