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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Thematic Tour: John Jay and Alexander Hamilton

February 25, 2017 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

In celebration of the 226th anniversary of the establishment of the National Bank, take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting the relationship between John Jay and National Bank founder, Alexander Hamilton. Tours leave from the Glass Porch at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Scholars Lecture - New York and the U.S. Constitution

March 9, 2017 6:15 pm–8:30 pm

Akhil Reed Amar, “New York and the U.S. Constitution.”
New York produced four of the current Justices, and our next President is a New Yorker. The story of this State’s contributions to the Federal Constitution is dramatic, through all the eras of what Amar calls the original Constitution, the one as amended, the unwritten one, and “the one we deserve.” And in November of 2017, we’ll be offered a vote on a Constitutional Convention to amend the State Constitution, whose principal author was John Jay. Amar is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he received Yale's highest award for excellence in teaching.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:15 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 124

Thematic Tour: The Federalist Papers and the Constitution

March 9, 2017 1:00 pm–6:00 pm

John Jay was a Federalist and believed in the need for a strong, centralized government.  Along with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, Jay wrote the Federalist Papers to encourage Constitutional ratification.  Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House that discusses the Federalist papers and the Constitutional controversy. Tours leave from the Glass Porch at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Hopp Ground Garden Club Open Meeting

March 14, 2017 9:30 am–11:00 am

“The Kitchen Garden” presented by Ellen Ecker Ogden. Refreshments will be served. Please contact 914-232-5487 or for information and reservations.
Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market Opportunity

Friends of John Jay Homestead is seeking a part-time Farm Market Manager. The qualified candidate will have a background in farming or food and/or experience managing farmers markets. The Market Manager is responsible for soliciting, selecting and enrolling vendors, spearheading publicity and marketing, market layout, overseeing equipment needs, attending each market (Saturdays, June –October), enforcing…

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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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