The Boscobel House and Gardens plan to re-open for the season on April 14th.
The 2019 season includes family-friendly programs such as Bring the Kids house tours with seasonal crafts and activities, the Ice Cream Social and Heritage Applefest, an Independence Day celebration featuring a performance by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra with views of the West Point fireworks over the Hudson River, and new Great Lawn picnic hours throughout the summer. This is in addition to Insider Tours of the Historic House Museum, whose interiors display an important collection of New York Neoclassical furniture.
On the second Saturday of each month, Boscobel offers pay-what-you-wish admission to 68 acres of grounds featuring gardens, a woodland trail, and a Great Lawn with vistas of the Hudson River.
Programs in April include:
Members Day on Saturday, April 13th from 1 to 3 pm. Members and their guests are invited to visit Boscobel on an afternoon set aside especially for them. Our Historic House Museum will be open for self-guided tours. Expert guides will be available to provide information about the house, its furnishings, and the Dyckman family. Members are invited to come by to enjoy the afternoon, stroll the grounds, meet the staff, and celebrate the start of a new season at Boscobel. This program is free, included with membership.
Opening Day on Sunday, April 14th at 9:30 am. Boscobel officially reopens to the public. Grounds open at 9:30 am. Insider Tours begin at 10 am and continue at 45-minute intervals throughout the day. House tour tickets may be purchased in advance at Boscobel.org. Grounds Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 5-18, and free for children under 5. Admission including house tours are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $9 for children.
Bring the Kids! Spring Break is set for Monday, April 15th at 9:30 am and 1 pm, and Wednesday, April 17th at 9:30 and 1 pm. The themes will be Laundry Time Folding and Ironing and Quill Writing. Take a family trip through time with museum educator, Lisa DiMarzo. Explore the past through hands-on chores, games, and crafts. Go on a flashlight tour of the Boscobel mansion, take a break with a snack, and bring the memories home with a special craft. Cost is $12 per person, $8 for members. These programs are recommended for ages 5 years and older.
Earth Day: Making Seed Balls is set for Saturday, April 20th at 11 am. Celebrate Earth Day by renewing native plants at Boscobel and at home. Guests are invited to join Museum Educator Lisa DiMarzo to make seed balls. Seed balls are handmade balls of recycled paper and dirt that contain a mix of native seeds. Boscobel will supply the necessary ingredients. Toss seed balls along our woodland trails and take some home. Guests will meet at the Visitor Center Front Desk. This event is included with grounds admission, free for members.
Tickets will be available on Boscobel’s website by April 1.
The Boscobel House and Gardens are located at 1601 Route 9D, in Garrison.