Boscobel is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River opposite the United States Military Academy at West Point. The mansion and surrounding grounds have panoramic views of the Hudson Highlands and the river. The Hudson was recently named one of ten "American Heritage Rivers."
The mansion dates from the early nineteenth century and contains one of the nation's leading collections of furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period, much of it made by premier New York cabinetmakers such as Duncan Phyfe and Michael Allison.
Take a guided tour of the mansion (tours begin at 10 a.m., and the last tour begins at 4:15 p.m. April through October, 3:15 p.m. in November and December; tours last approximately 45 minutes), and enjoy a self-guided tour of the magnificent rose garden, orangery, herb garden, springhouse, gatehouse, and the Woodland Trail with its rustic cedar structures and glorious scenery. There is also a fascinating exhibition on the rescue and restoration of Boscobel in the Visitors' Center. Boscobel is open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The museum and grounds are closed during January, February, and March.
Nearby, visitors can explore the quaint nineteenth century village of Cold Spring with its antique and specialty shops. Numerous fine restaurants are located in the immediate area. Bear Mountain State Park, Dia:Beacon, and historic West Point are also a short, scenic drive from Boscobel.
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