Thematic Tour—Homes of the Founding Fathers

  • May 29, 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 29, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 30, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 30, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 30, 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 30, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 30, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 30, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—Homes of the Founding Fathers

  • May 30, 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 30, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 31, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 31, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 31, 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 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, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 31, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 31, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—Homes of the Founding Fathers

  • May 31, 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 31, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Jay Walking with the Native Plant Center

  • June 1, 20199:00 am–10:30 am

Learn about native and invasive plant species at the Homestead. Meet at the main parking lot. Registration is recommended.


  • June 1, 20199:00 am–10:30 am

Highlights Tour

  • June 1, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • June 1, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • June 1, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • June 1, 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.

 

This tour is offered Saturdays during our Farm Market at 100am, 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am.

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


  • June 1, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • June 1, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • June 1, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • June 1, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

Standard House Tour

  • June 1, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 1, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 1, 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 1, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 1, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 1, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The War of 1812

  • June 1, 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 1, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On the Farm Dinner

  • June 1, 20196:30 pm–10:00 pm

Join us for the third annual On the Farm Dinner. Guests will enjoy seasonal cocktails and farm fresh hors d’oevres before sitting down to dinner at a long table in a picturesque meadow. Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish will cater the evening; dinner will be served family style. Citigrass, a Brooklyn based blue grass band, will be providing music for the evening.


  • June 1, 20196:30 pm–10:00 pm