Christmas at John Jay Homestead

Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017 Location: 400 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536

Two tours will be offered: 

Thursdays – Saturdays, December 1 – 31; 1pm, 2pm, 3pm: Celebrate the holiday season at John Jay Homestead with a guided tour of John Jay's historic Bedford House focusing on the holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Tours are offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students with ID, children 12 and under and members of Friends of John Jay Homestead are free. Tickets are sold out of the glass porch in the Main house, to the left of the front porch.

Wednesday, December 20 through Friday, December 22; 5pm-7pm. Candlelight Tours: 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. $15 adult; $12 senior, student or member; $5 children. Visit to purchase tickets.

Our museum gift shop will be open especially for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay's Historic Bedford House, the 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. Our Holiday Gift Shop is also open on December 9th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and during our evening candlelight tours on December 20, 21, and 22.

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is one of the six state historic sites and twelve parks administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation–Taconic Region. For more information, please visit our website at

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