Announcements

John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Thursday through Saturday at 1, 2, and 3pm. Tickets are sold out of the Glass Porch on the left of the Main House.

The Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and our Discovery Centers are closed for the season.





What to do Today
Upcoming Events View All

Scholars Lecture - This African-American Life: A Memoir

February 6, 2018 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 6.  Hugh B. Price, This African-American Life: A Memoir. Price traces his descent from soldiers at Valley Forge, enslaved people, songwriters and inventors; and his own dramatic story, from boyhood in segregated Washington, D.C., to positions as an editorial writer for The New York Times, head of production at WNET/Thirteen, Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation, and President and CEO of the National Urban League.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 113

Thematic Tour: John Jay and George Washington

February 24, 2018 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Happy birthday, George Washington! George Washington respected John Jay so much that, as president, he gave Jay his choice of job in the new administration. Join us on a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House to explore the close relationship between these two leaders of our early Republic.Tours depart from the glass porch of the Main House at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Women of the Jay Family

March 1, 2018 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Sarah, Nancy, Eleanor and the rest! Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay’s Bedford House. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting the lives of the Jay women.Tours depart from the glass porch of the Main House at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Scholars Lecture - Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

March 13, 2018 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Tuesday, March 13.  Nathaniel Philbrick, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. Philbrick gives a challenging and sympathetic interpretation of the relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, who was a hero, brilliant general, and close confidant before he became a traitor.  Valiant Ambition has won the George Washington Book Prize; Philbrick is also the author of 10 other books, and winner of many book prizes and awards, including a National Book Award (In the Heart of the Sea), and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Mayflower).

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 93

News
Candlelight Tours December 20, 21, and 22

Experience John Jay’s historic Bedford House as it takes on the glow of candlelight to celebrate the holiday season. These unique guided tours focus on holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Tours are offered on Wednesday, December 20th; Thursday, December, 21st; and Friday, December 22nd at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm. Admission: $15…

Read More
Holiday Gift Shop Now Open

On Saturday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 9th, from 10am to 2pm, our museum gift shop will be open for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history…

Read More