Thematic Tour—John Jay & His Huguenot Heritage

  • August 16, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On August 24, 1517, thousands of French Huguenots were killed as part of the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.  This event, and the continued persecutions of Jay’s ancestors led his grandfather to flee France and establish himself in America.  This tour will look at the Jay family’s Huguenot heritage and examine how its influence shaped John Jay’s beliefs.

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.


  • August 16, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Highlights Tour

  • August 17, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • August 17, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • August 17, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • August 17, 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***


  • August 17, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • August 17, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • August 17, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • August 17, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

Herb Garden Day

  • August 17, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm

The N.Y. Unit of the Herb Society of America is revamping its traditional Herb Fair for 2019. Instead of having the traditional Herb Fair in September, this year’s special event(s) are a series of Herb Garden days, coinciding with Saturday Farm Markets at John Jay Homestead. Upcoming dates for these special herb days are Saturdays on June 15, July 20, August 17 and September 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The N.Y. Unit’s herbal theme for July 20 is lemon herbs; for August 17, basil; and for September 21, rosemary (since the Unit usually gives rosemary samples at the Fair). In addition, Herbs of the Month selected by the national Herb Society of America, will be featured—dandelion for June; lemon verbena in July; galangal for August; and chicory in September. All the specified herbs will be used for tastings, baked goods and family activities. For more information, email herbsocietyny@gmail.com.


  • August 17, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • August 17, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 17, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 17, 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.


  • August 17, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 17, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 17, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & His Huguenot Heritage

  • August 17, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On August 24, 1517, thousands of French Huguenots were killed as part of the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.  This event, and the continued persecutions of Jay’s ancestors led his grandfather to flee France and establish himself in America.  This tour will look at the Jay family’s Huguenot heritage and examine how its influence shaped John Jay’s beliefs.

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.


  • August 17, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • August 18, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 18, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 18, 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.


  • August 18, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 18, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 18, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Connecting to Collections – Curatorial Fabulous Finds: Child’s Play

  • August 18, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Children are an important part of historical stories that are often overlooked.  This curator-led program will allow you to take have special up-close view of children’s objects in our collection.  Objects include an 18th century penmanship book, art by the Jay children and a variety of children’s toys.

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.


  • August 18, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • August 21, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 21, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 21, 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.


  • August 21, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 21, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 21, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & His Huguenot Heritage

  • August 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

On August 24, 1517, thousands of French Huguenots were killed as part of the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.  This event, and the continued persecutions of Jay’s ancestors led his grandfather to flee France and establish himself in America.  This tour will look at the Jay family’s Huguenot heritage and examine how its influence shaped John Jay’s beliefs.

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.


  • August 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • August 22, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 22, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 22, 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.


  • August 22, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • August 22, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • August 22, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm