On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war with England, the first time the United States had ever declared war on another country. In recognition of this event, take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House that highlights the causes of war and the impact that it had on America. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.