Thematic Tours: John Jay and John Adams

November 15, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy birthday John Adams and welcome to the White House. On October 30, John Adams would have turned 283 years old and at the age of 65, became the first President to reside in the new executive mansion in Washington DC. In honor of these events, take a tour of Bedford house focused on John Jay and John Adams. This tour is offered at 2:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, November 1st through November 17th. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tours: John Jay and John Adams

November 16, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy birthday John Adams and welcome to the White House. On October 30, John Adams would have turned 283 years old and at the age of 65, became the first President to reside in the new executive mansion in Washington DC. In honor of these events, take a tour of Bedford house focused on John Jay and John Adams. This tour is offered at 2:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, November 1st through November 17th. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tours: John Jay and John Adams

November 17, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy birthday John Adams and welcome to the White House. On October 30, John Adams would have turned 283 years old and at the age of 65, became the first President to reside in the new executive mansion in Washington DC. In honor of these events, take a tour of Bedford house focused on John Jay and John Adams. This tour is offered at 2:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, November 1st through November 17th. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

November 17, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

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

Saturdays through November 17.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tours: John Jay and Benjamin Franklin

November 23, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

On November 17, 1783 Sarah Jay and Benjamin Franklin witnessed the first launch of a hot air balloon by the Montgolfier brothers while in Paris, France. Celebrate this monumental event with a tour of Bedford House focused on the Jays and their relationship with Benjamin Franklin. This tour is offered at 2:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, November 23rd through November 30th. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tours: John Jay and Benjamin Franklin

November 24, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

On November 17, 1783 Sarah Jay and Benjamin Franklin witnessed the first launch of a hot air balloon by the Montgolfier brothers while in Paris, France. Celebrate this monumental event with a tour of Bedford House focused on the Jays and their relationship with Benjamin Franklin. This tour is offered at 2:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, November 23rd through November 30th. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tours: John Jay and Benjamin Franklin

November 29, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

On November 17, 1783 Sarah Jay and Benjamin Franklin witnessed the first launch of a hot air balloon by the Montgolfier brothers while in Paris, France. Celebrate this monumental event with a tour of Bedford House focused on the Jays and their relationship with Benjamin Franklin. This tour is offered at 2:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, November 23rd through November 30th. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tours: John Jay and Benjamin Franklin

November 30, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

On November 17, 1783 Sarah Jay and Benjamin Franklin witnessed the first launch of a hot air balloon by the Montgolfier brothers while in Paris, France. Celebrate this monumental event with a tour of Bedford House focused on the Jays and their relationship with Benjamin Franklin. This tour is offered at 2:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, November 23rd through November 30th. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 1, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Gift Shop

December 1, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Our museum gift shop will be open especially for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay's Historic Bedford House, the Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay's Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The Holiday Shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.

***Please note that we only accept cash and check as forms of payment.***

Our Holiday Shop is also open during our candlelight tours on December 20, 21, and 22.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 6, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 7, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 8, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Gift Shop

December 8, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Our museum gift shop will be open especially for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay's Historic Bedford House, the Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay's Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The Holiday Shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.

***Please note that we only accept cash and check as forms of payment.***

Our Holiday Shop is also open during our candlelight tours on December 20, 21, and 22.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 13, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 14, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 15, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Gift Shop

December 15, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Our museum gift shop will be open especially for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay's Historic Bedford House, the Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay's Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The Holiday Shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.

***Please note that we only accept cash and check as forms of payment.***

Our Holiday Shop is also open during our candlelight tours on December 20, 21, and 22.

Price: Free Event

Candlelight Tours

December 20, 2018 5:00 pm–6:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 6

Candlelight Tours

December 20, 2018 5:30 pm–6:30 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 20, 2018 6:00 pm–7:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 20, 2018 6:30 pm–7:30 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 20, 2018 7:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Holiday Tours

December 20, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Candlelight Tours

December 21, 2018 5:00 pm–6:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 21, 2018 6:00 pm–7:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 21, 2018 7:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 21, 2018 5:30 pm–6:30 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 21, 2018 6:30 pm–7:30 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Holiday Tours

December 21, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Candlelight Tours

December 22, 2018 5:00 pm–6:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 22, 2018 5:30 pm–6:30 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 22, 2018 6:00 pm–7:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 22, 2018 7:00 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Candlelight Tours

December 22, 2018 6:30 pm–7:30 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.***

Price: $15.00

Available Spaces: 12

Holiday Tours

December 22, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Gift Shop

December 22, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Our museum gift shop will be open especially for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay's Historic Bedford House, the Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay's Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The Holiday Shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.

***Please note that we only accept cash and check as forms of payment.***

Our Holiday Shop is also open during our candlelight tours on December 20, 21, and 22.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 27, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 28, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Holiday Tours

December 29, 2018 1:00 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.

Price: Free Event

Scholars Lecture - Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

January 17, 2019 6:30 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.

Price: $250.00

Available Spaces: 120