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 in the Main House.

The 1pm and 3pm tours are the standard house tour.

The 2pm tour is our daily thematic tour. Please check the calendar for details.

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

 





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Holiday Tours

  • December 20, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 20, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 20, 20183:00 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 $10 for adults, $7 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.


  • December 20, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 20, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 20, 20183:00 pm–4:00 pm

Candlelight Tours

  • December 20, 20185:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 20, 20185:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 20, 20186:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 20, 20186:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 20, 20187:00 pm–8:00 pm

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 Thursday, December 20th; Friday, December, 21st; and Saturday, December 22nd at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm. Admission: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, and members of Friends of John Jay Homestead; $5 for children.

Reservations are required for timed tours as space is strictly limited.

***Please make sure you register for the correct date and time.***


  • December 20, 20185:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 20, 20185:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 20, 20186:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 20, 20186:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 20, 20187:00 pm–8:00 pm

Holiday Tours

  • December 21, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 21, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 21, 20183:00 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 $10 for adults, $7 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.


  • December 21, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 21, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 21, 20183:00 pm–4:00 pm
News
Candlelight Tour Tickets Now Available

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 Thursday, December 20th; Friday, December, 21st; and Saturday, December 22nd at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm. Admission: $15…

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Thematic Tours Now Offered Regularly at 2:00PM

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We’re Featured on the NEW Hudson River Train Tour App!

Passengers on board Metro-North and Amtrak trains from New York City to Albany can now learn more about John Jay Homestead on their smartphones using the new Hudson River Train Tour App, developed by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, in partnership with the National Park Service. The app gives rail travelers several tools…

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