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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Farm Market

May 26, 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

May 27, 2018 1:00 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

Play Days @ Jay

June 1, 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

Jay Walking with the Native Plant Center

June 2, 2018 8:00 am–9:00 am

Join the Native Plant Center to learn about native and invasive plant species at the Homestead. Meet at the main parking lot at John Jay Homestead.

Registration is recommended.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: 12

Friends of John Jay Homestead Annual Meeting

Join Friends of John Jay Homestead on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00pm for our Annual Meeting.  Guest speaker – Kirsten Reoch, Director of Design and Construction at The Park Avenue Armory. Reception will follow. Free admission. To register, click here.

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ON THE FARM – Tickets on Sale Now

Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:30pm   John Jay Homestead is one of Bedford’s oldest farms. Join us for an outdoor farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser to celebrate John Jay Homestead’s agrarian history. Enjoy an idyllic evening featuring locally-grown food from Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish.

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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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