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LOYALISTS Vs. PATRIOTS Boscobel House Divided!

  |   July 7, 2011  |  Comment

During the American Revolution, Boscobel’s original owner, States Morris Dyckman, was a devoted British Loyalist. His wife, Elizabeth, maintained that same political allegiance during her husband’s lifetime. After his death in 1806, however,…well, that’s another story.

Come visit Boscobel in July to hear this and other intriguing tales of Whigs and Tories who have resided at Boscobel over the years. A new house tour based on the British Loyalist vs. American Patriot theme will be guided by docents prepared to share Boscobel’s unusual political history. Both British and American artifacts will be highlighted along the way.

Be sure to begin your tour in the Visitors Center where a fascinating “link” to the Revolutionary War is on display.

July Theme Tours take place every day (except Tuesdays) and are included with your House, Grounds and Special Exhibition admission. First tour is at 10am; last tour at 4pm. Docents will be in costume on the last Friday of the month.

Old Glory or Union Jack? Read both the Loyalist and the Patriot oaths at tour’s end and decide for yourself where you stand!

Boscobel is located on scenic Route 9D in Garrison New York just one mile south of Cold Spring and directly across the river from West Point. From April through October, hours are 9:30am to 5pm (first tour at 10am; last at 4pm).  The House Museum and distinctive Museum Shop at Boscobel are open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638.

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