Jay Heritage Center

Local nameJay Heritage Center
LocationRye, USA

The Jay Estate is a 23-acre estate with the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House at its center is the keystone of the Boston Post Road Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District created in 1993. The site is the surviving remnant of the 400-acre farm where US Founding Father, John Jay, grew up. It is also the place where he returned to celebrate the end of the Revolutionary War after he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris with fellow peacemakers, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The preserved property is located on the south side of the Boston Post Road in Rye and has a 3⁄4-mile view of Milton Harbor. It is part of a 10,000+ year old Paleo-Indian archaeological site and overlooks the oldest man-managed meadow on record in New York State.

The Jay Estate has 3 discrete owners: New York State Parks and Westchester County own 21.5 acres as tenants in common while the non-profit Jay Heritage Center owns 1.5 acres outright including the Jay mansion.

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Opening hours

June 1 - Sept 30:
Sun: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tours of the ongoing restoration of the First Floor Rooms are available.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Estate

Official website http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/39/details.aspx

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Preservationists/153030658043282?ref=sgm

Twitter https://twitter.com/Jayheritage

Phone +1 914 698 9275

Address 210 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY 10580, USA

Coordinates 40°57'30.06" N -73°42'19.084" E

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