Herb Garden Day

  • July 20, 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.


  • July 20, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • July 20, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 20, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 20, 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.


  • July 20, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 20, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 20, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & The Revolutionary War

  • July 20, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy birthday America! Although John Jay did not sign the Declaration of Independence, he was a passionate supporter of our fight for freedom. Jay served on a committee exposing and prosecuting Loyalists, led a ring of spies, and eventually gained favorable terms in our peace agreement to end the war. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s home to explore these and other contributions John Jay made toward our nations birth.

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.


  • July 20, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

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


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

Connecting to Collections – Curatorial Fabulous Finds: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

  • July 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Silver has been used for centuries to fashion ornamental utensils such as trays, tea sets, and silverware. Take a closer look at a tea urn owned by John Jay, the sword he wore in the British Court in the 1790s, a teapot pot that descended through Sarah Jay’s matrilineal line, and many other exquisite silver pieces.

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.


  • July 21, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • July 24, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 24, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 24, 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.


  • July 24, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 24, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 24, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & The Revolutionary War

  • July 24, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy birthday America! Although John Jay did not sign the Declaration of Independence, he was a passionate supporter of our fight for freedom. Jay served on a committee exposing and prosecuting Loyalists, led a ring of spies, and eventually gained favorable terms in our peace agreement to end the war. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s home to explore these and other contributions John Jay made toward our nations birth.

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.


  • July 24, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • July 25, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 25, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 25, 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.


  • July 25, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 25, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 25, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & The Revolutionary War

  • July 25, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy birthday America! Although John Jay did not sign the Declaration of Independence, he was a passionate supporter of our fight for freedom. Jay served on a committee exposing and prosecuting Loyalists, led a ring of spies, and eventually gained favorable terms in our peace agreement to end the war. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s home to explore these and other contributions John Jay made toward our nations birth.

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.


  • July 25, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • July 26, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 26, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 26, 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.


  • July 26, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • July 26, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • July 26, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm