Military Families Get Free Boscobel Admission

Program runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Active-duty military and their families can enjoy free admission at Boscobel House and Gardens, plus more than 2,000 other museums nationwide, from Memorial Day until Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the U.S. For a complete list of participating museums, visit

Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable through a variety of programs and partnerships.

To receive free admission at Boscobel, military families must present a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) and National Guard and Reserve members.

Boscobel is a historic house museum and cultural venue located on Route 9D in Garrison just one mile south of Cold Spring. From April through October, hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (first tour at 10 a.m.; last at 4 p.m.). Boscobel is open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit or call 845-265-3638.

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