Sarah Jay, The True First Lady of Fashion

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An article, written by the talented Joyce Corrigan about Sarah Livingston Jay, appeared in the February 23, 2018 issue of the Record Review. A special house tour focused on the Jay women is available by appointment. Sarah, Nancy, Eleanor and the rest! Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay’s Bedford House. Their…

SAVE THE DATE – On the Farm

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:30pm   John Jay Homestead is one of Bedford’s oldest farms. Join us for an outdoor farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser to celebrate John Jay Homestead’s agrarian history. Enjoy an idyllic evening featuring locally-grown food from Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish. Please check back later to purchase tickets.

Candlelight Tours December 20, 21, and 22

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Experience John Jay’s historic Bedford House as it takes on the glow of candlelight to celebrate the holiday season. These unique guided tours focus on holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Tours are offered on Wednesday, December 20th; Thursday, December, 21st; and Friday, December 22nd at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm. Admission: $15…

Holiday Gift Shop Now Open

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On Saturday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 9th, from 10am to 2pm, our museum gift shop will be open for the holiday season. 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…

2017 Barn Dance

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A festive fundraiser, the Barn Dance celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the return of pig racing! Enjoy a country barbecue, a pizza truck, music by local bands, a campfire and more. Tickets are available at the door.

First Day Family Fun

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Join us on our 3rd annual First Day Family Fun and kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a hike at John Jay Homestead. The first 200 participants will receive a free commemorative fleece scarf. Pick up your self-guided historic landscape tour at 1pm in our main parking lot. Then warm up by the bonfire with…

Holiday Tours Offered For The First Time In 20 Years

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John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is excited to be offering evening holiday tours for the first time in two decades.  These limited candle light tours will take you through John Jay’s 1820s retirement home to discover what the winter holiday season would have been like for Jay and his family.  Period decorations, historic foods…