States Dyckman's Dream House
How the house came to be
My name is Kurt Rhoads, and I am delighted you decided to visit us today. My wife, Nance, and I will be your guides on this virtual tour. Please start walking along this red brick path. It's not the yellow brick road, but while you are with us, you will meet some extraordinary people and hear their wonderful and hair-raising stories. Nance and I moved here a number of years ago because this place is full of history, and one of the most beautiful places in the world. We think so anyway - we hope you'll agree. If you haven't already visited the mansion, you must take a guided tour of it by one of our docents. They'll tell you what went on inside Boscobel. We'll tell you what happened outside. Now, you have a nice decision to make: What story to hear first?
States Dyckman Builds His Dream House
Boscobel was the dream of States Morris Dyckman, a Loyalist or Tory, during the American Revolution. Well after the war was over in 1794, he married Elizabeth Corne, a young woman from a distinguished family. He envisioned this lovely place for her.