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John Jay Homestead

Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536
+1 914-232-5651
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A trip back in time

Beautifully preserved and giving a real sense of what life was like for the upper crust in the 18th... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Jean G
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North Salem, New York, United States
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John Jay Homestead

The John Jay Homestead is located on a pretty piece of property located on Route 22, which is... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Alan L
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Katonah, New York
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Retirement home of Founding Father John Jay.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good54%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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 JohnHistory
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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
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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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Reviewed 17 August 2016

John Jay Homestead hosts the best farmers market in the area Sat. mornings. Often there will be a food truck so we sometimes grab lunch and eat at a picnic table. There's also a history camp during the summer, a family-friendly Barn Dance in the...More

2  Thank SnobbySarah
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

One of many beautiful farms in this area, this property belonged to John Jay, is now used by local merchants weekly and open for tours.

1  Thank pdl03
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