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What to do Today
Guided Tours
While Tours of the Historic House are suspended, we invite you to take a Virtual Tour.
Upcoming Events

Holiday Shop – Clearance Sale

  • December 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

All holiday merchandise is 15% off. 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 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Holiday Shop – Clearance Sale

  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All holiday merchandise is 15% off. 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.


  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Day Family Fun

  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a First Day Hike on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Pick up a self-guided landscape tour from our Holiday Shop in the Glass Porch of the Main House between 1:00pm and 3:00pm where all holiday merchandise is on sale for 15% off. For weather based cancellation information please check our website after 10:00am on the day of the program. Free admission.


  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Object of the Week
Evening Gloves

Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on one a pair of evening gloves from our collection. Check back for a new video next week.

News
Yours for the Oppressed, Harriet Myers Exhibit

We are honored to have loaned from our collections an original letter from Harriet Myers to John Jay II to an exhibit mounted by the Underground Railroad Education Center at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in Albany New York. Harriet’s handwritten one-page letter is a treasure trove of information about UGRR activism, the role of…

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On the Trail Of Alexander Hamilton Road Trip

Alexander Hamilton was considered the architect of America’s Federal Banking system and a fierce advocate of a strong centralized United States (as opposed to a Confederation of States). Of the 85 Federalist Papers – essays arguing to ratify the United States Constitution – Hamilton authored 51, James Monroe wrote 29, and John Jay – our country’s first…

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Geocache Challange

The Taconic Region of NYS Parks is excited to host its 2020 Geocaching Challenge. Encompassing acres of trails, campgrounds, beaches, golf courses, lakes, valleys, historic sites, waterfalls, and stunning views, we welcome you to come discover and explore our parks and great outdoors. Be one of the first 100 people to collect 45 out of the…

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