Standard House Tour

  • June 16, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 16, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 16, 20194:00 pm–5:00 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.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 20 to 30 minutes in advance of your tour to visit our Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and watch our orientation video.Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • June 16, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 16, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 16, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Connecting to Collections – Curatorial Fabulous Finds: Objects From Everyday Life

  • June 16, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Rather than examining the items in our collection attributed to famous artists, silversmiths and furniture makers, this curatorial discussion explores items used by the John Jay in his everyday life.

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.


  • June 16, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • June 19, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 19, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 19, 20194:00 pm–5:00 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.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 20 to 30 minutes in advance of your tour to visit our Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and watch our orientation video.Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • June 19, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 19, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 19, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The War of 1812

  • June 19, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war with England, the first time the United States had ever declared war on another country. 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.

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.


  • June 19, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • June 20, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 20, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 20, 20194:00 pm–5:00 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.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 20 to 30 minutes in advance of your tour to visit our Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and watch our orientation video.Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • June 20, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 20, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 20, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The War of 1812

  • June 20, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war with England, the first time the United States had ever declared war on another country. 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.

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.


  • June 20, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Play Days @ Jay

  • June 21, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing the historical game battledore and shuttlecock, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. An alternative activity will take place in the event of rain.
  • June 28, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Come make your own historical hat! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making tri-corner hats from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • July 5, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Happy Independence Day! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a red/white/blue star craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • July 12, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to grow! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be planting our own bean stalks from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • July 19, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Don’t let the heat get you down! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making our own ice cream from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • July 26, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making our own bubble solution for bubble blowing from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • August 2, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Let’s visit the chickens! From 1:00pm to 1:30pm visit the chickens in our Brick Lot and learn a little bit about them.
  • August 9, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making sachets from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • August 16, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making clay fossil ornament from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • August 23, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing the historical game, Game of Graces from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn. An alternative activity will take place in the event of rain.
  • August 30, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Let’s explore the gardens! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing garden bingo from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.
  • September 6, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a chicken craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • September 13, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making sun catchers from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • September 20, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - It’s time for Autumn! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a Fall leaves from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • September 27, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Let’s visit the chickens! From 1:00pm to 1:30pm visit the chickens in our Brick Lot and learn a little bit about them.
  • October 4, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making pine cone bird feeders from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • October 11, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing the historical game Hoop & Stick from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.
  • October 18, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be doing colonial dress up and coloring from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.
  • October 25, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a pumpkin craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead and explore our Discovery Centers. Education staff will lead a short hands on activity at 1:00pm.


  • June 21, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing the historical game battledore and shuttlecock, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. An alternative activity will take place in the event of rain.
  • June 28, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Come make your own historical hat! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making tri-corner hats from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • July 5, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Happy Independence Day! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a red/white/blue star craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • July 12, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to grow! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be planting our own bean stalks from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • July 19, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Don’t let the heat get you down! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making our own ice cream from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • July 26, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making our own bubble solution for bubble blowing from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • August 2, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Let’s visit the chickens! From 1:00pm to 1:30pm visit the chickens in our Brick Lot and learn a little bit about them.
  • August 9, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making sachets from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • August 16, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making clay fossil ornament from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • August 23, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing the historical game, Game of Graces from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn. An alternative activity will take place in the event of rain.
  • August 30, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Let’s explore the gardens! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing garden bingo from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.
  • September 6, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a chicken craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • September 13, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making sun catchers from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • September 20, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - It’s time for Autumn! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a Fall leaves from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • September 27, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Let’s visit the chickens! From 1:00pm to 1:30pm visit the chickens in our Brick Lot and learn a little bit about them.
  • October 4, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making pine cone bird feeders from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.
  • October 11, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be playing the historical game Hoop & Stick from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.
  • October 18, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be doing colonial dress up and coloring from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.
  • October 25, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a pumpkin craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Red Barn.

Standard House Tour

  • June 21, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 21, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 21, 20194:00 pm–5:00 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.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 20 to 30 minutes in advance of your tour to visit our Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and watch our orientation video.Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • June 21, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 21, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 21, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The War of 1812

  • June 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war with England, the first time the United States had ever declared war on another country. 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.

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.


  • June 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Outdoor Summer Movie Night: The Princess Bride

  • June 21, 20197:00 pm–10:00 pm

Enjoy dinner from our favorite food trucks. Bring a blanket and stay for a screening of The Princess Bride on the front lawn. Food, wine, and beer for sale and musical entertainment begins at 7:00pm; movie begins at 8:30pm. $10/car


  • June 21, 20197:00 pm–10:00 pm