Our Red Barn Discovery Center and Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center are closed for the season.

Bedford House is currently closed for the installation of a fire suppression system. Upon completion, work will immediately begin on restoration of the home’s period rooms. That work is scheduled to be completed in 2025, when the building will be reopened to the public.


What to do Today
Guided Tours
While Tours of the Historic House are suspended, we invite you to take a Virtual Tour.
Upcoming Events

On the Farm

  • June 3, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for our annual On the Farm Dinner. Guests will enjoy seasonal cocktails and farm fresh hors d’oevres before sitting down to dinner in a picturesque meadow under the stars. Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish will cater the evening; dinner will be served family style. Citigrass, a Brooklyn based blue grass band, will be providing music for the evening. Rain date of June 4th.


Homesteader Table ($10,000): Table for 16

Harvester Table ($5,000): Table for 10

Harvester Ticket ($500): Reserved Seating for 1

Shepherd Ticket ($300): Open Seating for 1


Friends of John Jay Homestead is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ticket costs above $150 per person are tax deductible as allowed by law.

  • June 3, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Object of the Week
Jay Family Story: Col. William Jay and Old Fred

This month we are digging into the story of Colonel William Jay and his trusted horse ‘Old Fred.’ William and Fred survived numerous harrowing battles together during the American Civil War. On the property at John Jay Homestead is a gravestone that William had made for Fred that provides us with a written record of…

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Jay Family Stories – Jenny Lind & John Jay II

In 1850, while John Jay II was focusing most of his career on an anti-slavery law and activism, he also represented Swedish superstar opera singer Jenny Lind. At the time of her tour, Lind was by far the most popular singer on the planet, having enjoyed major success in Europe during the 1840s. Queen Victoria…

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Jay Family Stories: The Peloquins

A room in Peter Jay’s New York City home was hung with portraits of people surnamed Peloquin. Peter, who would become John Jay’s father, called it the Bristol Room. The room celebrated the English port city that provided the Peloquins and the Jays with sanctuary when both families self-exiled from their native France to escape…

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