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Tue 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Kick start your New Year's resolutions with a hike on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Warm up by the bonfire with a cup of hot cocoa. Pick up your self-guided landscape your between 1pm and 2pm at the registration table in our main parking lot.

Thu 20 Dec
Candlelight Tours
Thursday, December 20, 2018 until Saturday, December 22, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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. Reservations are required for timed tours as space is strictly limited.

5:00pm-7:00pm | Location: Enter through the Glass Porch. | $15 adults; $12 seniors, students, and members; $5 children under 12

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Dec
Holiday Shop
Saturday, December 1, 2018 until Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

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. ***Please note that we only take cash or check for payment***

10:00am-2:00pm | Location: Ballroom of the Main House. | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12

Sat 01 Dec
Holiday Tours
Saturday, December 1, 2018 until Monday, December 31, 2018
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

December 1st through 31st, Thursdays - Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm:

Celebrate the holiday season at John Jay Homestead with a guided tour of John Jay’s historic Bedford House focused on the holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Regular admission fees.

1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm | Location: purchase tickets in Glass Porch | $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; Free for members and children under 12