Standard House Tour

  • September 13, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • September 13, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • September 13, 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.


  • September 13, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • September 13, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • September 13, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • September 13, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy Constitution Month!  On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed.  Join us as we explore the debates, controversies, and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world.

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.


  • September 13, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Highlights Tour

  • September 14, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • September 14, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • September 14, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • September 14, 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***


  • September 14, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • September 14, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • September 14, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • September 14, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

Standard House Tour

  • September 14, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • September 14, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • September 14, 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.


  • September 14, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • September 14, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • September 14, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • September 14, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy Constitution Month!  On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed.  Join us as we explore the debates, controversies, and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world.

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.


  • September 14, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Barn Dance

  • September 14, 20196:00 pm–10:00 pm

Join us for the 22nd Annual Barn Dance this Fall! Featuring pig races, a pizza truck, music by local bands, and a campfire, this festive fundraiser for Friends of John Jay Homestead supports our education programs and all that we do.


  • September 14, 20196:00 pm–10:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • September 15, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • September 15, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • September 15, 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.


  • September 15, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • September 15, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • September 15, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Connecting to Collections – Curatorial Fabulous Finds: Historic Documents

  • September 15, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Letters, documents, and other historic artifacts on paper are arguably the best sources for historians to study the everyday lives of past generations. This lecture will give visitors a closer look at a few documents, and other paper artifacts that belonged to the Jays. Telling a more in-depth story about how people in the 18th and 19th century lived from day to day.

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.


  • September 15, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

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


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

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • September 18, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy Constitution Month!  On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed.  Join us as we explore the debates, controversies, and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world.

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.


  • September 18, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm