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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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Pages & Pictures

December 8, 2016 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

War and Art in Print: The Monuments Men

Pages & Pictures is a film and book club; every two months we will watch a different film and read the book it was based upon. Free admission. While Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. A race against time, behind enemy lines, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 8, 2016 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at John Jay Homestead with a guided tour of John Jay's historic Bedford House focusing on the holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Tours are offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, children 12 and under and members of Friends of John Jay Homestead are free. Tickets are sold out of the glass porch in the Main house, to the left of the front porch.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 9, 2016 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at John Jay Homestead with a guided tour of John Jay's historic Bedford House focusing on the holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Tours are offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, children 12 and under and members of Friends of John Jay Homestead are free. Tickets are sold out of the glass porch in the Main house, to the left of the front porch.

Price: Free Event

News
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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Better Than a ‘Hamilton’ Shout-Out? John Jay Manuscript Surfaces

A May 5, 2016 New York Times ArtsBeat blog post and May 6, 2016 article hail the discovery of a missing John Jay manuscript. Jay’s copy of Federalist #2 was found at the Brooklyn Historical Society. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison anonymously wrote and published The Federalist Papers, urging ratification of the proposed United…

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