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Thematic Tours: John Jay and his Huguenot Heritage


On August 24, 1517, thousands of French Huguenots were killed as part of the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. This event, and the continued persecutions of Jay’s ancestors led his grandfather to flee France and establish himself in America. This tour will look at the Jay family’s Huguenot heritage and examine how its influence shaped John Jay’s beliefs. Regular admission fees. Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
  • 400 Jay Street
  • Katonah, NY 10536