Thematic Tour—John Jay & Thomas Jefferson

  • April 23, 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 23, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • April 24, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • April 24, 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 24, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • April 24, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Thomas Jefferson

  • April 24, 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 24, 20202:00 pm–3:00 pm

Jay Walking with Bedford Audubon

  • April 25, 20208:00 am–10:00 am

Join Bedford Audubon naturalist Tait Johansson to look for early spring migrating birds at the Homestead. Registration is recommended. Meet in the main parking lot.


  • April 25, 20208:00 am–10:00 am

John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York

  • April 25, 202010:00 am–1:00 pm

Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour. Advance registration required. $20; $15 members Friends of John Jay Homestead.


  • April 25, 202010:00 am–1:00 pm

Historic House Tour for Families

  • April 25, 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.


  • April 25, 202011:30 am–12:00 pm

Standard House Tour

  • April 25, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • April 25, 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 25, 20201:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • April 25, 20203:00 pm–4:00 pm

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