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Interesting history

Really nice for all the history buffs. John Jay Homestead gave you a feeling of stepping back in... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Sherry S
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History Close To Home

We arrived when there was nobody available to do a tour so we did not go inside. But, we had a... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
CplusJ3
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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Retirement home of Founding Father John Jay.
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Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536
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+1 914-232-5651
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice for all the history buffs. John Jay Homestead gave you a feeling of stepping back in time. Great for American history and beautiful countryside.

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived when there was nobody available to do a tour so we did not go inside. But, we had a lovely time wandering the grounds, seeing the out buildings and the gardens. All of these had signs with information. Short and sweet visit to...More

Thank CplusJ3
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Beautifully preserved and giving a real sense of what life was like for the upper crust in the 18th century. My friend from England found the comparison with their grand houses of the same period particularly interesting. Honestly, I’m not sure if small children would...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The John Jay Homestead is located on a pretty piece of property located on Route 22, which is usually not very busy. Parking is available on the large surrounding lawns. Most, if not all, events are catered.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve had great weather to take advantage of the farmers market. Excellent selection of organic stuff. Excellent jams from Conant Valley. Best lobster roll from Conti’s.

Thank lindaofny
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We went for a "Jaywalk" tour of the grounds. It was interesting and an easy stroll around the homestead. During October there is a farmers market on Saturdays on site with great local produce, artisan cheeses, breads, charcuterie, wood fired oven pizza, coffees etc. Check...More

Thank papasmurf5069
Reviewed 30 July 2017 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 30 July 2017

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 John H
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 22 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
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