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

Candlelight Tours

  • December 21, 20185:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 21, 20185:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 21, 20186:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 21, 20186:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 21, 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 21, 20185:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 21, 20185:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 21, 20186:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 21, 20186:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 21, 20187:00 pm–8:00 pm

Holiday Tours

  • December 22, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 22, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 22, 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 22, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 22, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 22, 20183:00 pm–4:00 pm

Candlelight Tours

  • December 22, 20185:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 22, 20185:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 22, 20186:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 22, 20186:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 22, 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 22, 20185:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 22, 20185:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 22, 20186:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 22, 20186:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 22, 20187:00 pm–8:00 pm

Holiday Tours

  • December 27, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 27, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 27, 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 27, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 27, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 27, 20183:00 pm–4:00 pm

Holiday Tours

  • December 28, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 28, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 28, 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 28, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 28, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 28, 20183:00 pm–4:00 pm

Holiday Tours

  • December 29, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 29, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 29, 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 29, 20181:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • December 29, 20182:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • December 29, 20183:00 pm–4:00 pm

Scholars Lecture — Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

  • January 17, 20196:30 pm–8:30 pm

Thursday, January 17. David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. This is the long-awaited definitive biography of Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became one of the leading intellects and political leaders of his era, often called the “greatest American of the nineteenth Century.” Blight is the Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, at Yale; author or editor of fourteen other books; and winner of multiple awards, including the Bancroft, Lincoln and Frederick Douglass Prizes.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm. Lectures begin at 7:00 pm.

$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.


  • January 17, 20196:30 pm–8:30 pm