Top things to Do in Katonah, NY

Styled as a quaint village, Katonah is truly a unique hamlet in that it mixes historic charm and chic stores with significant cultural institutions, complete with stunning rural landscapes. In this article, we’ll cover the top things to do in Katonah, NY. 


Muscoot Farm

Muscoot Farm was originally a gentleman's farm owned by the Hopkins family and used as their summer estate and dairy farm from 1880 to 1924. In 2016 Muscoot was re-named in memory of Alfred B. DelBello, who served as Westchester County Executive from 1974 to 1983, and who played an integral role in preserving the park as an interactive farm during his tenure. 

Muscoot Farm is the perfect place for kids! It’s not everyday you can get this close to pigs, sheep and other farm animals. There’s also activities for adults, such as exhibits on 19th-farm life and hikes on the massive property. 


Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art is an innovative art museum that features a diverse range of exhibitions and programs throughout the year for those looking to experience the work of both established and up-and-coming artists. They hold three to four exhibitions annually, and work with nearly 100 area schools and libraries. Not only does the museum house impressive works in its galleries, but also on its grounds with an outdoor sculpture garden. 


John Jay Homestead

John Jay was the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, and the John Jay Homestead is his sprawling retirement estate that is open to the public. John This historic Site is where Jay chose to retire after a long career in public service. For almost thirty years, he quietly enjoyed his life here as a gentleman farmer, keenly interested in agriculture, horticulture, his family, and his religion.

The homestead also serves as a backdrop for several outdoor concerts each year on its 64 acres.


Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, and spectacular gardens and grounds. It’s a perfect place to enjoy diverse musical performances. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music.

Audiences are invited to explore the lush grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and gardens.

Caramoor, Katonah


Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is a magnificent 234-acre property consisting of woodlands, open grass meadows and formal gardens with flower and shrub specimens from all over the world. The park is home to several inspirational memorials and a museum honoring Westchester veterans.

Lasdon Park and Arboretum in Katonah, New York


Shop Along Katonah Avenue

Katonah Avenue is one of the county’s best spots for independent boutiques. You'll find everything from independent toy stores to menswear boutiques. Standouts would include Eiluj Beauty Lounge, Fado, and Old New House.


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