Play Days @ Jay

  • May 24, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Memorial Day is this week! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a Poppy flower craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • May 31, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be practicing archery and playing the historical Game of Graces from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. An alternative activity will take place in the event of rain.
  • June 7, 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.
  • June 14, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Father’s Day is just around the corner! Come make a Father’s Day card from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • 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.


  • May 24, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Memorial Day is this week! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be making a Poppy flower craft from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • May 31, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Time to play some games! For today’s Play Days @ Jay activity we will be practicing archery and playing the historical Game of Graces from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. An alternative activity will take place in the event of rain.
  • June 7, 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.
  • June 14, 201912:00 pm–2:00 pm
    - Father’s Day is just around the corner! Come make a Father’s Day card from 1:00pm to 1:30pm at the Red Barn.
  • 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

  • May 24, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 24, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 24, 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.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct 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.


  • May 24, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 24, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 24, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—Homes of the Founding Fathers

  • May 24, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On May 18, 1768, Thomas Jefferson began to build Monticello. His home, along with those of the John Jay and the other Founders, allow us to understand the men and women who started our nation as individuals, family members, and home owners.

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.


  • May 24, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Highlights Tour

  • May 25, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • May 25, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • May 25, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • May 25, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

This 25-minute tour of John Jay’s Bedford House will give you a glimpse of the 1820s Parlor, Dining Room, and John Jay’s Bedroom. The rooms are adorned with many of the home’s original furnishings and John Jay Homestead’s collections treasures.

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.

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


  • May 25, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • May 25, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • May 25, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • May 25, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

Farm Market

  • May 25, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 1, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 8, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 15, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 22, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 29, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 6, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 13, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 20, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 27, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 3, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 10, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 17, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 24, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 31, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 7, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 14, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 21, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 28, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 5, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 12, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 19, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 26, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations, and workshops.


  • May 25, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 1, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 8, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 15, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 22, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • June 29, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 6, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 13, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 20, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • July 27, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 3, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 10, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 17, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 24, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • August 31, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 7, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 14, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 21, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • September 28, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 5, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 12, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 19, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm
  • October 26, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 25, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 25, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 25, 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.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct 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.


  • May 25, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 25, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 25, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—Homes of the Founding Fathers

  • May 25, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On May 18, 1768, Thomas Jefferson began to build Monticello. His home, along with those of the John Jay and the other Founders, allow us to understand the men and women who started our nation as individuals, family members, and home owners.

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.


  • May 25, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 26, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 26, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 26, 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.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct 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.


  • May 26, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 26, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 26, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Connecting to Collections – The Art of Dining

  • May 26, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

It wasn’t until the late 18th century that dining rooms began appearing in American homes, and with their advent came a need for new types of furniture. Examine John Jay’s 1790s dining table and some of the many other objects used by him while taking meals.

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.


  • May 26, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 29, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 29, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 29, 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.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct 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.


  • May 29, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 29, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 29, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm