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John Jay Homestead

Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536
+1 914-232-5651
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Hidden New York History

Thinking of the American revolution, New York doesn't have the strongest reputation. One of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lou L
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A Peaceful Sojourn

Due to scheduling imperatives, we arrived at the estate, long before the scheduled opening time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnHistory
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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Retirement home of Founding Father John Jay.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good59%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536
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+1 914-232-5651
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Lou L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank JohnHistory
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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.

Thank jpkast
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A hidden, historic gem in beautiful setting. Impeccable restoration, fascinating tour - well worth a visit by those interested in U.S history.

Thank profkatonah
Reviewed 17 August 2016

John Jay Homestead hosts the best farmers market in the area Sat. mornings. Often there will be a food truck so we sometimes grab lunch and eat at a picnic table. There's also a history camp during the summer, a family-friendly Barn Dance in the...More

2  Thank SnobbySarah
Reviewed 19 July 2016

One of many beautiful farms in this area, this property belonged to John Jay, is now used by local merchants weekly and open for tours.

1  Thank pdl03
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Brief visit before it officially opened but, with the stop en route from Bedford to Ridgefield. Enjoyed the herb garden and walk around the property. Also learned about the bugs there and how bees make honey. The barn would be great if we had young...More

1  Thank AdventurerJudy
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Great to visit this home of the Jay family and learn about the early farming history of the area. There is a guided tour, the docents are very knowledgeable, and the house and grounds are beautiful.

1  Thank b0bbestultz
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Step into history. This was his retreat, not his main living quarters. Maintained in good condition. Fields to roam, gardens to explore. Come on one of the special festival days.

Thank Anise2014
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We attended the July 4th celebration. Excellent family entertainment. The house tour was structured nicely, tour yourself with docents in each room for questions. The gardens are very pleasant and an unusual attraction is the headstone of a civil war horse. I am a history...More

1  Thank LyndaNM
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