John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm. Tickets are sold out of the Carriage Barn Education and Visitor Center.

The Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center  is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30-4pm.

Our Discovery Centers are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm.


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Outdoor Summer Movie - Back to the Future

July 20, 2018 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Celebrate summer vacation at the Homestead’s Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring Back to the Future. Enjoy dinner from popular food trucks.  Kids activities by Breezemont Day Camp. Bring a chair or blanket to eat, play, watch and relax! Presented by Friends of John Jay Homestead. Food and activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at 8:30pm.

Rain date is Thursday, July 26.

Admission: $10/car

Food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Price: $10.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Play Days @ Jay

July 20, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 21, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Decorative Arts

July 22, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Join the Homestead’s expert staff for a tour of the decorative arts found throughout John Jay’s historic Bedford house. Connect with John and Sarah Jay and their children through an in-depth look at the objects that inhabited their daily lives. Experience the artistry required to produce elegant porcelain dinnerware, an intricate silver coffee service, a gilded candelabra, and so much more. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

We’re Featured on the NEW Hudson River Train Tour App!

Passengers on board Metro-North and Amtrak trains from New York City to Albany can now learn more about John Jay Homestead on their smartphones using the new Hudson River Train Tour App, developed by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, in partnership with the National Park Service. The app gives rail travelers several tools…

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Sarah Jay, The True First Lady of Fashion

An article, written by the talented Joyce Corrigan about Sarah Livingston Jay, appeared in the February 23, 2018 issue of the Record Review. A special house tour focused on the Jay women is available by appointment. Sarah, Nancy, Eleanor and the rest! Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay’s Bedford House. Their…

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