The Jay Estate in Rye is where one of our Founding Fathers, John Jay (1745-1829) grew up and returned for inspiration at some of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history. Today, this sylvan oasis, once part of a 400-acre farm, still boasts a magnificent 10,000-year-old view to Long Island Sound. Join us for a docent led narrative of the Jay family’s life. See the ongoing restoration of this Greek Revival masterpiece, the only one of its kind open to the public in the lower Hudson Valley. Built by Jay’s eldest son, Peter Augustus, it sits atop the footprint of John Jay's childhood home and reincorporated into it are the original timbers, shutters and nails from the 1745 farmhouse called “The Locusts.” Hear stories about famous house guests like telegraph inventor Samuel F. B. Morse or American novelist James Fenimore Cooper.