American Revolution Activity Box

  • March 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    11:00 am - 11:55 pm

Almost 250 years ago, the colonists decided they’d had enough of British rule and wanted to become their own country. They declared their independence, fought a war and worked together to form a new nation. Founding Father John Jay worked in a number of different positions during the Revolution. Along with men like, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin, Jay helped American become its own country. Now it’s your turn to discover what the Revolutionary War was all about. This Activity Box contains materials for hours of excitement as you delve into the world of the American Revolution.

Inside your box you’ll find supplies and directions for several crafts and activities. These include:
• Make your own quill pen
• Write with invisible ink
• Make a cup and ball game
• Lantern making
• And much more!

Your Revolutionary War box also contains two great books; one is about the ins and outs of the Revolution and the other tells us about the British side of the war. We also have included some cool gadgets to help you along the way.

We will email you within 1 week of your purchase with your options for a pick-up date and time.

Unfortunately, due to the contents of this box, we cannot offer shipping.


  • March 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    11:00 am - 11:55 pm

Around the World with John Jay Activity Box

  • March 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    11:00 am - 11:55 pm

You are about to embark on a great adventure!
Founding Father John Jay spent many years traveling throughout the United States and overseas. Your box contains activities for hours of fun while learning about John Jay’s travels, and items you’ll need for your own traveling adventures. Each of the activities in the box is designed to give you a greater understanding of the nations that Jay visited. Have a Georgian masquerade ball like they did in England. Make music with your homemade castanets and pretend you are in Spain. Design your own beautiful tropical fish like you would see in Martinique. And make a hot air balloon like Sarah Jay saw flying in the sky above Paris.
Your Activity Box also contains instructions for additional activities and games you can try at home. We’ve also added items you’ll want for your next expedition including an atlas, backpack, and travel journal.

We will email you within 1 week of your purchase with your options for a pick-up date and time.

We do also offer shipping (+$25) within the contiguous 48 United States. We will email after your purchase to get the shipping address information.


  • March 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    11:00 am - 11:55 pm

Spymaster Activity Box

  • March 9, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Though widely celebrated for his political and diplomatic achievements, John Jay played an important role in creating a spy network to help defend the colonies during the Revolutionary War. Designed to entertain kids for hours, each Spymaster Activity Box contains an age-appropriate book about Revolutionary spies; spy-themed books; a book full of different types of codes to create and decode; materials and directions for over a dozen spy themed crafts and activities; secret spy gear; additional games and activities you can try at home; and access to supplementary downloadable content. Reading material and activities are designed for children entering grades 2 through 6. The price per box is $100, with a 10% discount to members.  Advanced registration and payment required.  Boxes will be available for curbside pickup from John Jay Homestead on a rolling basis, beginning June 29. We will schedule your pick-up time following receipt of your order.

We have two boxes available with differentiated materials by grade level (Grades 2 & 3 OR Grades 4-6). Please purchase the correct box for your child’s age.

We will email you within 1 week of your purchase with your options for a pick-up date and time.

We do also offer shipping (+$25) within the contiguous 48 United States. We will email after your purchase to get the shipping address information.


  • March 9, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • September 22, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • September 22, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • September 22, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • September 22, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • September 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • September 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • September 23, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • September 23, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • September 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • September 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Family Sensory Walk

  • September 24, 2021
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This approximately 25-minute educator-led walk for families with young children will encourage exploration and mindfulness as we use our senses to discover many of the hidden natural wonders on the Homestead’s property. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all adults must be accompanied by a child; please leave your pets at home. These experiences are free, but reservations are suggested. Rain or Shine.


  • September 24, 2021
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • September 24, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • September 24, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm