Thematic Tour—John Jay & Alexander Hamilton

  • October 31, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

John Jay and Alexander Hamilton were the two most influential New Yorkers in the early republic.  To celebrate the anniversary of the first of the Federalist articles, now known collectively as The Federalist Papers, being published on October 27, 1787, take a tour that explores the relationship between these two men and how their ideas helped shape the country.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • October 31, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • November 1, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 1, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

During twenty-seven years of service to his state and nation, John Jay looked forward to the day when he would retire with his wife and family to “the house on my farm in Westchester County…” He was finally able to move to the house in 1801. Visitors are invited to take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House. The historic house’s interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during John Jay’s lifetime. Well over 50% of the furnishings are original to John Jay and his family.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Thursday through Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance of your tour to watch our orientation video shown in the Glass Porch of the Historic House Museum. Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • November 1, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 1, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Gouverneur Morris

  • November 1, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

New York Revolutionary Gouverneur Morris died on November 6th, 1816.  Often referred to as the “Penman of the Constitution,” Gouverneur Morris is frequently forgotten among the Founding Fathers. This tour will explore Morris’s political career, his vibrant personality and his close friendship with John Jay.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • November 1, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Highlights Tour

  • November 2, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • November 2, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • November 2, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • November 2, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

This 25-minute tour of John Jay’s Bedford House will give you a glimpse of the 1820s Parlor, Dining Room, and John Jay’s Bedroom. The rooms are adorned with many of the home’s original furnishings and John Jay Homestead’s collections treasures.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.

 

This tour is offered Saturdays during our Farm Market at 100am, 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct time***


  • November 2, 201910:00 am–10:25 am
  • November 2, 201910:30 am–10:55 am
  • November 2, 201911:00 am–11:25 am
  • November 2, 201911:30 am–11:55 am

Standard House Tour

  • November 2, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 2, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

During twenty-seven years of service to his state and nation, John Jay looked forward to the day when he would retire with his wife and family to “the house on my farm in Westchester County…” He was finally able to move to the house in 1801. Visitors are invited to take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House. The historic house’s interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during John Jay’s lifetime. Well over 50% of the furnishings are original to John Jay and his family.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Thursday through Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance of your tour to watch our orientation video shown in the Glass Porch of the Historic House Museum. Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • November 2, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 2, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Gouverneur Morris

  • November 2, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

New York Revolutionary Gouverneur Morris died on November 6th, 1816.  Often referred to as the “Penman of the Constitution,” Gouverneur Morris is frequently forgotten among the Founding Fathers. This tour will explore Morris’s political career, his vibrant personality and his close friendship with John Jay.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • November 2, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Music from Copland House – SONIC IMAGES: CHAMBER MUSIC OF AARON COPLAND

  • November 3, 20193:00 pm–5:00 pm

America’s musical past and future meet when the internationally-acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble – hailed by The New Yorker as “bold,” “adventurous,” and “superb” – moves its popular mainstage concert series to the John Jay Homestead this season. With its unique focus on 150 years of American musical creativity and imagination, explored within broad historical and societal contexts, MCH concerts – included among Westchester magazine’s “Best of the Decade” – offer ear-opening discoveries and surprising cultural journeys. The ensemble’s season features World and New York Premieres, revivals of 19th- and 20th-century masterworks, new pieces written by the 2020 Fellows of Copland House’s highly-anticipated CULTIVATE emerging composers institute (directed by Derek Bermel), and music inspired by the Gilded Age, and by the intersection of music and visual arts. Each program will last an hour, without intermission, and will be followed by a meet-the-artists reception.

Inaugurating this new series is a pre-birthday salute to an artistic icon and Music from Copland House’s namesake – a commanding figure who helped to define the sound and spirit of what he called “a recognizably American musical idiom.” Major chamber works, including the Violin Sonata, Piano Quartet, and Sextet. MCH ARTISTS: Derek Bermel, clarinet; Magdalena Filipczak and Pala Garcia, violins; Danielle Farina, viola; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Michael Boriskin, piano. Additional concerts in this series include:

December 8, 2019, 4PM [AT LYNDHURST]THE LISTENING EYE

March 8, 2020 – SOUNDS FROM THE GILDED AGE

April 26, 2020 – SPOTLIGHTS, NEW AND DISTANT

June 14, 2020 – CULTIVATE 2020

Individual tickets: $25, $20 (Friends of Copland House, Friends of John Jay Homestead, and Friends of Lyndhurst). Any 3 concerts: $69, $54 Friends. All 5 concerts: $105, $80 Friends.

Purchase tickets or get more information at www.coplandhouse.org/events-and-tickets/

Information and tickets may also be obtained at Copland House at (914) 788-4659 or via email or www.coplandhouse.org.


  • November 3, 20193:00 pm–5:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • November 7, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 7, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

During twenty-seven years of service to his state and nation, John Jay looked forward to the day when he would retire with his wife and family to “the house on my farm in Westchester County…” He was finally able to move to the house in 1801. Visitors are invited to take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House. The historic house’s interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during John Jay’s lifetime. Well over 50% of the furnishings are original to John Jay and his family.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Thursday through Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance of your tour to watch our orientation video shown in the Glass Porch of the Historic House Museum. Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • November 7, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 7, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Gouverneur Morris

  • November 7, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

New York Revolutionary Gouverneur Morris died on November 6th, 1816.  Often referred to as the “Penman of the Constitution,” Gouverneur Morris is frequently forgotten among the Founding Fathers. This tour will explore Morris’s political career, his vibrant personality and his close friendship with John Jay.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • November 7, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • November 8, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 8, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm

During twenty-seven years of service to his state and nation, John Jay looked forward to the day when he would retire with his wife and family to “the house on my farm in Westchester County…” He was finally able to move to the house in 1801. Visitors are invited to take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House. The historic house’s interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during John Jay’s lifetime. Well over 50% of the furnishings are original to John Jay and his family.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.

The Standard Tour of Bedford House is offered Thursday through Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time***

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance of your tour to watch our orientation video shown in the Glass Porch of the Historic House Museum. Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • November 8, 20191:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • November 8, 20193:00 pm–4:00 pm