Events for January 2020 through June 2020

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

Spymaster Activity Box

  • August 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Though widely celebrated for his political and diplomatic achievements, John Jay played an important role in creating a spy network to help defend the colonies during the Revolutionary War. Designed to entertain kids for hours, each Spymaster Activity Box contains an age-appropriate book about Revolutionary spies; spy-themed books; a book full of different types of codes to create and decode; materials and directions for over a dozen spy themed crafts and activities; secret spy gear; additional games and activities you can try at home; and access to supplementary downloadable content. Reading material and activities are designed for children entering grades 2 through 6. The price per box is $100, with a 10% discount to members.  Advanced registration and payment required.  Boxes will be available for curbside pickup from John Jay Homestead on a rolling basis, beginning June 29. We will schedule your pick-up time following receipt of your order.

We have two boxes available with differentiated materials by grade level (Grades 2 & 3 OR Grades 4-6). Please purchase the correct box for your child’s age.

Curb side pick up will be available on weekdays from 10am to Noon. We will email you within 1 week of your purchase with your options for a pick-up date and time.

We do also offer shipping (+$25) within the contiguous 48 United States. We will email after your purchase to get the shipping address information.


  • August 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 21, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 21, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 22, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 22, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.