Boscobel Holiday House Tours Going On Now

Federal-period mansion decorated

This holiday season, Boscobel’s docents will guide and entertain daytime visitors with stories of early 19th-century yuletide traditions and at-home entertaining during the Federal period. The mansion itself is simply decorated with ribbons, greenery, flowers and fruit as it would have been in the early 1800s, when Elizabeth Dyckman was head of household.

In 2014, Boscobel celebrated a makeover of its grand entry hall, an important historical upgrade in the style of the well-to-do in 1804.

Daytime holiday tours are offered through Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Boscobel is closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.) Each guided tour is approximately one hour in length and reservations are not necessary. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at

Friends of Boscobel members and children 5 and under are free. Memberships are available for purchase online at Boscobel is located on Route 9D in Garrison, just one mile south of Cold Spring. For more information, visit or call 845-265-3638.

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