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Jay Heritage Center

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So interesting

I just discovered this place after living in Westchester for 20 years. The Jay Heritage Center is a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
LRF131
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New York
Extremely interesting

After walking in the Marshlands Conservancy, my wife and I paid a visit to the Jay Heritage Center... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Paul M
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14 Aug 2018
“So interesting”
19 Nov 2017
“Extremely interesting”
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The Jay Estate in Rye is the childhood home of US Founding Father, John Jay and generations of his descendants. Located within the Boston Post Road Historic District this National Historic Landmark in Rye, NY boasts breathtaking views and is home to...more
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210 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580-1126
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

I just discovered this place after living in Westchester for 20 years. The Jay Heritage Center is a local gem. The staff is very knowledgeable and the tour is quite interesting. The mansion itself is in the process of being refurbished, and shows a lot...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

After walking in the Marshlands Conservancy, my wife and I paid a visit to the Jay Heritage Center. I love places like this. Many old houses in America have been left to rot. Not this one. It has been lovingly restored and maintained, both inside...More

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jayheritagecenter, Manager at Jay Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Dear Paul, During this season of thanks we are especially grateful to individuals like you! Thank you so very much for taking the time and effort to look at all we have done and then also share your positive feedback with the public! Yes we...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love the gardens & the family programs they offer such as the Fall Festival. They also have some good music programs. I attended a Barock music, dance and reading event that was informative and great for the whole family as well. I love how...More

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jayheritagecenter, Manager at Jay Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for such positive and constructive feedback! We love finding out which events strike a chord so that we can host more like them or expand the ones we have in the future. The Baroque dancing was a new program tailored to our site...More

Reviewed 20 September 2015

The land is great.they have not done much with the reconstruction of the mansion. Disappointing. Think the management views it as a private club house.More

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jayheritagecenter, Manager at Jay Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2015

Thank you for sharing your reactions. We are sorry you had a disappointing experience. We are largely run by volunteers who donate their time on the weekends and we will share your comments with them. The mansion, carriage house and grounds are all indeed in...More

Reviewed 26 August 2015

We live locally so we visit often,whether to walk,sit on the back porch of the old masion and think how it would have been to live here back in the day, or view one of the various exhibits or see the progress on the restoration.Local...More

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jayheritagecenter, Manager at Jay Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2015

Thank you for your donations but also for coming back so often! We love to see people on the veranda in our rocking chairs - it was also called a piazza by the Jays. Many names for a great place to sit and look at...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Nestled in the midst of suburbia is an astonishing restored bit of history, taking visitors directly to the heart of American History and the Founding Fathers. Not only is it beautiful, but the story of the family of John Jay, and the building itself is...More

Thank Holly K
jayheritagecenter, Manager at Jay Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Heartfelt thanks for your encouraging comments! We are lucky to have devoted staff and many brand new volunteers who are making very visible contributions. Look for more restoration progress throughout the park and some fabulous new speakers to interpret Jay's revolutionary role.

Reviewed 14 February 2015

I love to visit John Jay's old house, for the scenic, peaceful views, and to watch the renovation with interest. Courteous staff, always ready to show you around. It is important to appreciate our heritage. School tours welcome!More

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jayheritagecenter, Manager at Jay Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2015

Thank you for the encouraging feedback about our venue and taking the time to comment about your positive interactions with our staff! It means a lot to us. So glad you are enjoying watching the restoration work progress - there is much more to come...More

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