NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY (November 4, 2019) – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will offer holiday tours of the historic house from Thursday, December 5th through Saturday, December 28th.  Tour John Jay’s 1820s home in retirement and discover what the winter holiday season would have been like for Jay and his family.  Period decorations, historic foods and candlelight help celebrate the season.  In the gallery is a specially curated exhibition featuring holiday themed artifacts used by multiple generations of the Jay family. 

Tours are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for students and seniors, members and children 12 and under are free of charge.  The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance.   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