Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • May 28, 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 28, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 29, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 29, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 29, 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 29, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 29, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 29, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • May 29, 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 29, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Highlights Tour

  • May 30, 202010:00 am–10:25 am
  • May 30, 202010:30 am–10:55 am
  • May 30, 202011:00 am–11:25 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 30, 202010:00 am–10:25 am
  • May 30, 202010:30 am–10:55 am
  • May 30, 202011:00 am–11:25 am

Historic House Tour for Families

  • May 30, 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 30, 202011:30 am–12:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 30, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 30, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 30, 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 30, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 30, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 30, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • May 30, 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 30, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

BRLA SPRING PACE

  • May 31, 20207:00 am–2:00 pm

Horseback riding pace and lunch begins and ends on the grounds at John Jay Homestead. Advance reservation necessary for participation; call 914-234-BRLA to register. Admission to the grounds is free.


  • May 31, 20207:00 am–2:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 31, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 31, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 31, 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 31, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 31, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 31, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Connecting to Collections – Remember the Ladies

  • May 31, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Despite the influential careers of John Jay, his son William, and grandson John II, the women of the Jay family have had the most profound influence on the house as it is today. The tour will explore the lives of some of the Jay women from different generations, and how they each placed their mark on the house in Bedford, and society during their time. 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 31, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm