Thematic Tour—John Jay & Thomas Jefferson

  • April 25, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson! John Jay and Thomas Jefferson were adversaries during their political careers but had a mutual affinity for each other that led to a friendship during their retirement. Regular admission fees.

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.


  • April 25, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Music from Copland House – SPOTLIGHTS, NEW AND DISTANT

  • April 26, 20203:00 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.

Journeying across a century of instrumental virtuosity and “star-turns,” animated by gospel singing, Latin rhythms, Baroque chamber music, and French country idylls. World Premiere by John Musto (Piano Trio No. 2)*, plus works by Derek Bermel (Soul Garden), Aaron Jay Kernis (Air), Arthur Foote (Nocturne), and Ernest Bloch (Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Strings). MCH ARTISTS: Marina Piccinini, flute; Magdalena Filipczak and Curtis Macomber, violins; Danielle Farina and Paul Neubauer, violas; Thomas Kraines and Clare Monfredo, cellos; Michael Boriskin, piano. Additional concerts in this series:

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.


  • April 26, 20203:00 pm–5:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • April 30, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • April 30, 20203:00 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.


  • April 30, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • April 30, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Thomas Jefferson

  • April 30, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson! John Jay and Thomas Jefferson were adversaries during their political careers but had a mutual affinity for each other that led to a friendship during their retirement. Regular admission fees.

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.


  • April 30, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 1, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 1, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 1, 20204:00 pm–5:00 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 Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

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

We recommend that you arrive 20 to 30 minutes in advance of your tour to visit our Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and watch our orientation video.Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • May 1, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 1, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 1, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm

Thematic Tour—The United States Constitution

  • May 1, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention met for the first time. Join us as we explore the debates, controversies, and compromises that led to the establishment of the oldest governing document in the world. Regular admission fees.

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.


  • May 1, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Highlights Tour

  • May 2, 202010:00 am–10:25 am
  • May 2, 202010:30 am–10:55 am
  • May 2, 202011:00 am–11:25 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.

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


  • May 2, 202010:00 am–10:25 am
  • May 2, 202010:30 am–10:55 am
  • May 2, 202011:00 am–11:25 am

Historic House Tour for Families

  • May 2, 202011:30 am–12:00 pm

What was life like 200 years ago? Compare your everyday life with the way the Jay family lived in the early 1800s. This 25-minute tour of the historic house, designed for families with children 10 and under, will focus on the lack of modern conveniences and its impact on everyday life through examining objects such as chamber pots and open-hearth toasters. Children must be accompanied by an adult; adults must be accompanied by a child. Free admission.

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 Historic House Tour for Families is offered Saturdays at 11:30am.

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.


  • May 2, 202011:30 am–12:00 pm

Visita a la Casa Histórica en Español

  • May 2, 202012:00 pm–1:00 pm

Los visitantes del sitio histórico estatal John Jay Homestead están invitados a hacer un visita guiada por docentes de la casa Bedford de John Jay. El interior de la casa histórica ha sido restaurado para reflejar su apariencia durante la vida de John Jay. Más del 50% de los muebles son originales de John Jay y su familia. $ 10 adultos, $ 7 estudiantes / personas mayores, niños menores de 12 años son gratis. Este tour se ofrece Español en el primer y tercer sábado de cada mes.

El número de entradas disponibles para cada tour es estrictamente limitado. Le recomendamos que compre sus boletos con anticipación. Tenga en cuenta que todos los miembros de su grupo deben tener un boleto de admisión, incluso si no hay una tarifa asociada con su boleto. Los boletos son transferibles, pero no reembolsables.

Le recomendamos que llegue 15 a 20 minutos antes de su recorrido para ver nuestro video de orientación que se muestra en el porche de cristal de la Casa Museo Histórico. Los tours salen puntualmente según lo programado. No puede unirse a un recorrido una vez que esté en progreso.


  • May 2, 202012:00 pm–1:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • May 2, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 2, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 2, 20204:00 pm–5:00 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 Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

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

We recommend that you arrive 20 to 30 minutes in advance of your tour to visit our Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and watch our orientation video.Tours leave promptly as scheduled. You may not join a tour once it is in progress.


  • May 2, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • May 2, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • May 2, 20204:00 pm–5:00 pm