John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Thursday through Saturday at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and our Discovery Centers are closed for the season and will reopen on May 1, 2017. Tickets are sold out of the Glass Porch in the Main House, to the left of the front porch.

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Bedford Recreation Spring Egg Hunt

April 11, 2017 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Free entertainment and egg hunt sponsored by Bedford Recreation Department. Call 914-666-7004 for information.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: John Jay and George Washington

April 15, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

On April 15, 1794, President Washington sent John Jay to London to negotiate a treaty with Great Britain in hope of preventing another war. In commemoration of this event, take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting the relationship between Jay and Washington. Tours leave from the Glass Porch at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Spring Garden Lecture: Andrea Wulf: Founding Gardeners

April 19, 2017 10:00 am–12:00 pm

For the Founders of our country, gardening, agriculture and botany were elemental passions. Wulf will explore the story of the revolutionary generation from the unique perspective of their lives as gardeners, plant collectors and farmers. Presented by Friends of John Jay Homestead, Bedford Garden Club, Rusticus Garden Club, the New York Unit of the Herb Society of America and Hopp Ground Garden Club.

Free admission.

Registration is recommended as seating is limited.

Price: Free Event

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First Day Family Fun

Join us on our 3rd annual First Day Family Fun and kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a hike at John Jay Homestead. The first 200 participants will receive a free commemorative fleece scarf. Pick up your self-guided historic landscape tour at 1pm in our main parking lot. Then warm up by the bonfire with…

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Holiday Tours Offered For The First Time In 20 Years

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is excited to be offering evening holiday tours for the first time in two decades.  These limited candle light tours will take you through John Jay’s 1820s retirement home to discover what the winter holiday season would have been like for Jay and his family.  Period decorations, historic foods…

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Pokémon Go – Catch ‘Em All

PokémonGo – the latest gaming craze that utilizes augmented reality – has come to John Jay Homestead! Visit PokéStops and PokéGyms, collect PokéBalls, and catch Pokémon. The grounds of the Homestead are open from Sunrise to Sunset every day. Don’t forget to look inside the buildings too – the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center…

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