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

Jay Estate Grounds are open during the week and on weekends from 10 - 5pm

Visiting Hours & Tours

1838 Jay Mansion

Closed due to observation of Covid-19 safety recommendations

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1907 Van Norden Carriage House

Closed due to observation of Covid-19 safety recommendations

Stay safe and well! All notifications will be sent through our newsletter – to add you name to our list email jayheritagecenter@gmail.com.

Tours, Visits and Park Regulations

Guided tours are suspended for the time being though we are working on a virtual tour. Link up soon. We hope to resume small group tours in Spring 2021 with guidance from NY State Parks.

In the interim, our grounds (excluding fenced off areas) are open during the week and on weekends from 10 – 5pm. Please practice Covid-19 saftey measures.

  • Daily parking is free. No overnight parking allowed.
  • Enjoy the rockers on the piazza! First come, first serve.
  • We are a take-in, take-out park – please take any litter your bring in with you out as well.
  • Dogs on leash are permitted – please clean up after your pet or we may need to suspend this privilege for everyone.
  • No smoking or consumption of alcohol at any time.
  • Plein-air painting, leaf peeping and birdwatching encouraged!
  • Personal photography only. Professional photography must be approved in advance.
  • All natural, cultural and archaeological resources are protected and may not be removed or disturbed. Possession and use of a metal detector in the park is prohibited.
  • No biking on trails or paths.
  • Please use headphones for enjoying music.

“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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