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John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Thursday through Saturday at 1, 2, and 3pm.
The 1pm and 3pm tours are the standard house tour.
The 2pm tour is our daily thematic tour. Please check the calendar for details.
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 and our Discovery Centers are closed for the season.
George Washington at Dorchester Heights, was originally painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1806. It was later copied by Moses Swett, whose copy was engraved by Thomas Kelly and turned into a lithograph. Swett’s portrait is in New York City Hall; Stuart’s is at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. This copy of the print has been partially painted over with watercolors.
MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: And I’m about to take you inside an unusual museum – unusual because most people will never see it. Normally, you need a top-secret security clearance to get up here. So we’ve just walked down. You’ve just pulled back the curtain. And what are we looking at? BILL EVANINA: The very…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More