Announcements

John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm.

The 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm tours are the standard house tour.

The 2pm tour is our daily thematic tour. Please check the calendar for details.

On Saturdays we offer a special 25-minute Highlights Tour at 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30am.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance.

The Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30pm to 4pm. On Saturdays, the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center opens at 10am.

The Discovery Centers are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm.





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Open for a regular schedule of docent-led tours, historic Bedford House has been restored to reflect its 1820s appearance during John Jay's lifetime.
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Upcoming Events

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Gouverneur Morris

  • November 23, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

New York Revolutionary Gouverneur Morris died on November 6th, 1816.  Often referred to as the “Penman of the Constitution,” Gouverneur Morris is frequently forgotten among the Founding Fathers. This tour will explore Morris’s political career, his vibrant personality and his close friendship with John Jay.

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.


  • November 23, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Gouverneur Morris

  • November 29, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

New York Revolutionary Gouverneur Morris died on November 6th, 1816.  Often referred to as the “Penman of the Constitution,” Gouverneur Morris is frequently forgotten among the Founding Fathers. This tour will explore Morris’s political career, his vibrant personality and his close friendship with John Jay.

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.


  • November 29, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Gouverneur Morris

  • November 30, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

New York Revolutionary Gouverneur Morris died on November 6th, 1816.  Often referred to as the “Penman of the Constitution,” Gouverneur Morris is frequently forgotten among the Founding Fathers. This tour will explore Morris’s political career, his vibrant personality and his close friendship with John Jay.

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.


  • November 30, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm
Object of the Week
Frederick Jay’s Pewter Tobacco Jar

The jar is engraved with classical decorations and the initials “F.J.,” for Fredrick Jay, John Jay’s brother. Tobacco jars were common during the colonial period, when pipes were the most common method of smoking. See this and other Jay family objects on our Family Ties collections tour at 2pm on Sunday, September 22.

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Tour Tickets Available Online

Tickets for our Standard House Tour and Thematic Tours are now available through our website. Due to tour popularity, and because 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…

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Thematic Tours Now Offered Regularly at 2:00PM

We are excited to announce that beginning August 1st our 2pm tour will always be a thematic tour. On Wednesday through Saturday (Thursday through Saturday beginning October 15th) we will be exploring historical topics relevant to John Jay, his family, and Jay’s relationships with other Founders. On Sundays through October 15th the thematic tour will…

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We’re Featured on the NEW Hudson River Train Tour App!

Passengers on board Metro-North and Amtrak trains from New York City to Albany can now learn more about John Jay Homestead on their smartphones using the new Hudson River Train Tour App, developed by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, in partnership with the National Park Service. The app gives rail travelers several tools…

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