Thematic Tour—The War of 1812

  • June 28, 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 28, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Highlights Tour

  • June 29, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • June 29, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • June 29, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • June 29, 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 29, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • June 29, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • June 29, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • June 29, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

Standard House Tour

  • June 29, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 29, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 29, 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 29, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 29, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 29, 20194:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The War of 1812

  • June 29, 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 29, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • June 30, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • June 30, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • June 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.

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

Connecting to Collections – A Lesson In Furniture Styles

  • June 30, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Furniture styles in 18th and 19th century America varied depending upon where it was made, and which craftsman’s style it was influenced by. We will look at pieces of furniture from the Jay collection that exhibit many of the unique design elements seen throughout America during this period.

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 30, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm