Events for January 2019 through July 2019

CLICK HERE to download our current Calendar of Events.

Information on our next three events may be found below.

Thematic Tour—John Jay & George Washington

  • December 13, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

220 years ago, on December 14th, George Washington died at the age of 69.  This tour will discuss how John Jay and George Washington worked together to help build the new nation and shape its identity on the world stage.  It will also explore the enduring friendship between the two men.

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.


  • December 13, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Candlelight Tour

  • December 13, 20195:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 13, 20195:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 13, 20196:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 13, 20196:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 13, 20197:00 pm–8:00 pm

Experience John Jay’s historic Bedford House as it takes on the glow of candlelight to celebrate the holiday season. These unique guided tours of John Jay’s historic Bedford House focus on holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are not refundable.

The Candlelight Tours are offered on select Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance of your tour. Tours leave promptly as scheduled from the Ballroom. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • December 13, 20195:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • December 13, 20195:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • December 13, 20196:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • December 13, 20196:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • December 13, 20197:00 pm–8:00 pm

Holiday Shop

  • December 14, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm

Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The holiday gift shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.


  • December 14, 201910:00 am–2:00 pm

 

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.