Explore the Hudson Valley

Experience The Hudson Valley


  |   May 22, 2014  |  Comment

Program Starts Memorial Day (Monday May 26, 2014) &
Runs Through Labor Day (Monday, September 1, 2014)

(Garrison, NY – May 2014) – Active duty military and their families can enjoy free admission at Boscobel House & Gardens, plus more than 2,000 other museums nationwide, from Memorial Day until Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program.

The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.

Carolin Serino, Boscobel’s Deputy Executive Director said, “We are delighted to offer the beauty and history of Boscobel to those who serve to protect our nation and its heritage. … It is my hope that many of our men and women who serve in the military, along with their families will enjoy the splendor of Boscobel and its view of American history.”

“As we enter the fifth consecutive year of the Blue Star Museums program, we are happy to provide an opportunity for our nation’s service members and their families to connect with our national treasures,” said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 2,000 museums across the United States, military families have an unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the country’s finest museums for free.”

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. For a complete list of participating museums, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

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, cultural venue and outdoor trail site,  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) For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638.

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A self-guided, grounds audio tour is included with paid admission
…listen to historic stories of the Hudson River Valley!

Picnic foods are prepared fresh by Hudson Hil’s of Cold Spring and
are available for purchase in the Carriage House at Boscobel weekends in May
and daily June through October.

The Woodland Trail of Discovery is now open at Boscobel…
take a scenic hike and learn about local history, plants, trees and wildlife!


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