The John Jay Homestead State Historic Site brings American political and social history to life with guided tours through the Federal-style retirement residence of the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Attractions draw visitors from near and far.
In the early part of the nineteenth century, John Jay and his family lived in a ‘modest mansion’ on a large estate set among the Bedford Hills in northern Westchester County. Tours of the homestead focus on John Jay’s 27 years of diplomatic, legislative and judicial service to his state and nation and the subsequent years in retirement at Bedford with his family. Today, his gracious home, surrounded by 54 acres of woodland, meadows and gardens, is a New York State historic site and is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday from mid-April to the end of October.
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