NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY (November 4, 2019) – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is excited to be offering evening candlelight tour to celebrate the holiday season. These limited evening tours will take you through John Jay’s 1820s home to discover what the winter holiday season would have been like for Jay and his family.  Period decorations, historic foods and other sensory experiences help celebrate the season.  In the museum gallery is a specially curated exhibition featuring holiday themed artifacts used by multiple generations of the Jay family. After the tour enjoy refreshments in our 1930s ballroom which features a 10-foot Christmas tree and holiday music. Exclusive holiday items will also be available in the museum shop.

Tours are offered Thursday through Sunday December 12 – 15 and 19 – 22 ,  from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Admission: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, and members of Friends of John Jay Homestead; $5 for children. The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. Advanced reservations are required. For more information or to purchase tickets visit us at www.johnjayhomestead.org.

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.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 74 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit http://www.parks.ny.gov/, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.




Bethany White, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, Bethany.white@parks.ny.gov