Plan Your Visit

Why visit?

“… Americans have, to a considerable extent, lost touch with their land and with their political history. JHC is a perfect place for them to rediscover man’s traditional relationship to nature and to relearn the principles of American democracy.”–Morrison Heckscher, Curator, American Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visiting Hours & Tours

1838 Jay Mansion

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – October 27, 2019        Every Sunday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

To see the Jay Mansion on a weekday (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday only), please make an Advance Appointment – call (914) 698-9275 or email 48 hours in advance so that a docent can be arranged

Tours highlight ongoing restoration of the First Floor

1907 Van Norden Carriage House

Winter Hours: November 1, 2018 –  April 2, 2019
Wednesday – Thursday 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Spring – Fall Hours: April 3 – October 31, 2019
Wednesday – Thursday – Friday 10:00AM – 4:00PM

The Carriage House serves as our Main Office and Visitor Center. It has rotating archaeology, landscape and history displays.

Guided Tours

To arrange a docent-led group tour, please call the JHC office at (914) 698-9275 or email us. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance so as to arrange for a tour guide and must be confirmed by email. Tours are free with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

The Jay Heritage Center is closed on major holidays. Please check our Calendar for greater details about programs.

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“John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States and one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, embodied the intellectual, philosophical and cultural spirit of his times. They are captured in this very special area of Rye, New York.” –  Hon. Nita M. Lowey, Congresswoman

Directions & Travel

The Jay Heritage Center

210 Boston Post Road, Rye,  NY 10580

The nearest Metro North Train stations are Rye & Harrison (New Haven Line) Find schedule Information

Taxi Phone numbers

Rye Taxi: (914) 967-5000 Harrison Taxi: (914) 835-3400


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