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The sign for John Jay Homestead State Historic
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The sign for John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. The 62-acre grounds include historic buildings, gardens, open fields, ponds and a wooded trail. (Feb. 10, 2012)(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

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John Jay Homestead in Katonah

John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States and the second governor of New York State, built a home in Katonah after he retired in 1801. Four generations of his family lived at what is now the John Jay Homestead National Historic Site until 1953.