NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY (February 25, 2020) – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will be offering special thematic tours in the month of March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay’s Bedford House. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Join us as we explore Bedford House and learn about these fascinating women

Thematic Tours are offered at 2:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through the month of March.  Admission: $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students, children under 12 and members of Friends of John Jay Homestead are admitted for free. The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance.  For more information and 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 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 77 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.





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