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We arrived when there was nobody available to do a tour so we did not go inside. But, we had a lovely time wandering the grounds, seeing the out buildings and the gardens. All of these had signs with information. Short and sweet visit to...More
Beautifully preserved and giving a real sense of what life was like for the upper crust in the 18th century. My friend from England found the comparison with their grand houses of the same period particularly interesting. Honestly, I’m not sure if small children would...More
The John Jay Homestead is located on a pretty piece of property located on Route 22, which is usually not very busy. Parking is available on the large surrounding lawns. Most, if not all, events are catered.
We went for a "Jaywalk" tour of the grounds. It was interesting and an easy stroll around the homestead. During October there is a farmers market on Saturdays on site with great local produce, artisan cheeses, breads, charcuterie, wood fired oven pizza, coffees etc. Check...More
Thinking of the American revolution, New York doesn't have the strongest reputation. One of the last colonies to vote for independence, and a loyalist stronghold. The founding fathers are spread throughout Massachusetts, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, but New York does have one whose homes can be...More
Due to scheduling imperatives, we arrived at the estate, long before the scheduled opening time. Thus we had the opportunity to walk the grounds and gardens and enjoy the quiet beauty of the homestead.
You will learn a great deal about John Jay and his contributions to the founding of our country. Of all the founding fathers, Jay held more positions in the new government than any other. It is an impressive piece of property as well.