Announcements

John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Thursday through Saturday at 1, 2, and 3pm. Tickets are sold out of the Glass Porch in the Main House.

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 Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center  and Discovery Centers are closed for the season.

 





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Upcoming Events

Scholars Lecture — Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

  • January 17, 20196:30 pm–8:30 pm

Thursday, January 17. David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. This is the long-awaited definitive biography of Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became one of the leading intellects and political leaders of his era, often called the “greatest American of the nineteenth Century.” Blight is the Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, at Yale; author or editor of fourteen other books; and winner of multiple awards, including the Bancroft, Lincoln and Frederick Douglass Prizes.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm. Lectures begin at 7:00 pm.

$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.


  • January 17, 20196:30 pm–8:30 pm
News
Candlelight Tour Tickets Now Available

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 Thursday, December 20th; Friday, December, 21st; and Saturday, December 22nd at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm. Admission: $15…

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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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