Historic House Tour for Families

  • May 9, 202011:30 am–12:00 pm

What was life like 200 years ago? Compare your everyday life with the way the Jay family lived in the early 1800s. This 25-minute tour of the historic house, designed for families with children 10 and under, will focus on the lack of modern conveniences and its impact on everyday life through examining objects such as chamber pots and open-hearth toasters. Children must be accompanied by an adult; adults must be accompanied by a child. Free admission.

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 Historic House Tour for Families is offered Saturdays at 11:30am.

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance of your tour to watch our orientation video shown in the Glass Porch of the Historic House Museum. Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • May 9, 202011:30 am–12:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 9, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 9, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 9, 20204:00 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.


  • May 9, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 9, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 9, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • May 9, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention met for the first time. Join us as we explore the debates, controversies, and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world. Regular admission fees.

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 9, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 10, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 10, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 10, 20204:00 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.


  • May 10, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 10, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 10, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Connecting to Collections – Dress for Success

  • May 10, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Appearance and dress are an important part of every period in history.  How a person dressed conveyed a great deal of information about them and their social status in the 19th century.  This tour will look at furniture, textiles and artwork that all have to do with being well dressed. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

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 10, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 13, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 13, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 13, 20204:00 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.


  • May 13, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 13, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 13, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • May 13, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention met for the first time. Join us as we explore the debates, controversies, and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world. Regular admission fees.

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 13, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 14, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 14, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 14, 20204:00 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.


  • May 14, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 14, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 14, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • May 14, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention met for the first time. Join us as we explore the debates, controversies, and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world. Regular admission fees.

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 14, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 15, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 15, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 15, 20204:00 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.


  • May 15, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 15, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 15, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm