Garrison House, Millport

#1 of 9 in Shopping in North Ayrshire
BOSCOBEL HOUSE AND GARDENS is considered one of the leading historic house museums in the Unites States. Its mansion holds the finest collection of New York Neoclassical furniture anywhere. Sited in the Hudson Valley, fifty miles north of Manhattan, Boscobel directly overlooks the Hudson River and West Point.

Open to visitors six days a week from April through December, Boscobel House and Gardens serves the local and international community with guided house tours of its admired interiors, delightful and educational programming for children, lectures by leading experts in design and architecture, unique and inspiring gallery exhibitions, and special events of matchless beauty.

The mansion itself was first built in Montrose, New York between 1804 and 1808. Its original owner, States Morris Dyckman, was a wealthy Loyalist descended from one of the early Dutch families of New Amsterdam.

By the 1950s, the federal government had built a veterans’ hospital on the property, and slated the house for demolition. Dedicated preservationists recovered as many architectural fragments as possible with a goal toward rebuilding Boscobel elsewhere.

With strong personal investment and financial support from Reader’s Digest co-founder Lila Acheson Wallace, Boscobel found a new, permanent home on its current site in Garrison, New York. The mansion was restored and furnished based on surviving, original inventories and photography. When Boscobel opened its doors to museum visitors in 1961, then-Governor of New York Nelson A. Rockefeller called it “one of the most beautiful houses ever built in America.”

The mission of Boscobel House and Gardens is to enrich the lives of its visitors with memorable experiences of the history, culture, and environment of the Hudson River Valley.
Put Garrison House and other Great Cumbrae attractions into our Great Cumbrae travel itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Garrison House

(Great Cumbrae is the nearest city to Garrison House)

Garrison House Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
50 reviews
  • We visited Millport for the first time in many years recently and frankly, our memories were somewhat vague. Walking along the prom, we found this place and called in. It was a wee treasure of informa...  more »
  • This café is in a league of its own in Millport (and many other towns!). Firstly the lack of smelly chips hits you like a breath of fresh air... oh wait it is fresh air! Indoor and outdoor seating are...  more »
  • Central placing on seafront. Contains museum small but interesting:cafe inside and outside tables local food, gift shop and very nice toilets  more »
  • Very welcoming and good service.
  • Great place to eat or just have coffee
  • Food and coffee was lovely
  • Friendly staff good choice of food
  • Nice place

Plan your trip to Great Cumbrae

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Great Cumbrae

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor