Standard House Tour

  • March 21, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 21, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 22, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 22, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 23, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 23, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

During twenty-seven years of service to his state and nation, John Jay looked forward to the day when he would retire with his wife and family to “the house on my farm in Westchester County…” He was finally able to move to the house in 1801. Visitors are invited to take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House. The historic house’s interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during John Jay’s lifetime. Well over 50% of the furnishings are original to John Jay and his family.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • March 21, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 21, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 22, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 22, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 23, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 23, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thematic Tour—Women of the Jay Family

  • March 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 22, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 23, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Eight generations of strong, resourceful women who lived from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries are discussed. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes during this time, and the parts they played in American History.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • March 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 22, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 23, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • March 28, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 28, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 29, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 29, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 30, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 30, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

During twenty-seven years of service to his state and nation, John Jay looked forward to the day when he would retire with his wife and family to “the house on my farm in Westchester County…” He was finally able to move to the house in 1801. Visitors are invited to take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House. The historic house’s interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during John Jay’s lifetime. Well over 50% of the furnishings are original to John Jay and his family.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • March 28, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 28, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 29, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 29, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • March 30, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • March 30, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thematic Tour—Women of the Jay Family

  • March 28, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 29, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 30, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Eight generations of strong, resourceful women who lived from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries are discussed. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes during this time, and the parts they played in American History.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • March 28, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 29, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • March 30, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York

  • April 13, 201910:00 am–1:00 pm

Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour. Advance registration required. $20; $15 members Friends of John Jay Homestead.


  • April 13, 201910:00 am–1:00 pm