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The main house, built in 1801, at the (Credit: Anne Machalinski)

The main house, built in 1801, at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. (Feb. 10, 2012)

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.

The sign for John Jay Homestead State Historic
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

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)

Two deer run across the front lawn at
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

Two deer run across the front lawn at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. (Feb. 10, 2012)

The main house, built in 1801, at the
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

The main house, built in 1801, at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. (Feb. 10, 2012)

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The Farm Manager's Cottage at the John Jay
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

The Farm Manager's Cottage at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. (Feb. 10, 2012)

Historic buildings at the John Jay Homestead State
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

Historic buildings at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. (Feb. 10, 2012)

A description of Bedford House, the home of
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

A description of Bedford House, the home of John Jay in Katonah. (Feb. 10, 2012)

The Potting Shed at the John Jay Homestead
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

The Potting Shed at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. (Feb. 12, 2012)

The start of a sunset at the John
(Credit: Anne Machalinski)

The start of a sunset at the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site in Katonah. (Feb. 10, 2012)

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