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Manhattan's oldest house, somewhat of an aberration in the modern neighborhood of Washington Heights, served as a command post for George Washington.
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65 Jumel Ter, Washington Heights, New York City, NY 10032-5360
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Morris Jumel mansion is like an oasis . As the oldest single family residence in Manhattan it is surrounded by the inner city. And walking down Sylvan Place is like you are not only in a different time, but a different country. However, other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 16 September 2018

It might look a bit sad and run down from the outside, but step inside and it's another story. Really interesting to hear the history of the house and the story of Aaron Burr (with his connection to Hamilton) and the amazing Madame Jumel/Burr. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

This was my first visit. I came to see the Charles Addams show which was great: original artwork and personal photos and possessions. Some of the cartoons made me laugh out loud. (The last day for the show is Sunday, August 26) The house and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rose_S778
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a true hidden gem located in upper Manhattan in the Washington Heights section. This place is unbelievable. Did you know that four Presidents of the US had dinner here one night. Did you know that George Washington used this place as his HQ...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dr S
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The people here were very sweet, but it was a small and rather mediocre place to visit. Not one of the better historic house museums in New York sadly.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Unfortunately the Mansion is currently closed owing to flood damage and hoping to reopen mid/late February 2018 - advise checking the website. We were staying nearby so did not have a wasted journey.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank soomark1
Reviewed 15 February 2018

I've visited the Morris-Jumal Mansion in the last nine months. The first time we just walked around ourselves. It was May and it was a rainy day, but the garden was still beautiful. We found the history interesting, but the teenagers accompanying us were less...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pamelac639
Reviewed 4 February 2018

LOVE this place and LOVED my visits! I've been here twice, once for a tour and the second for a holiday jazz concert in December (perfect venue for a lovely, intimate performance of original work and jazz takes on holiday favorites). The mansion is a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Connie_Atlanta
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I only heard about this place from watching Ghost Adventures believe it or not but once I realised it was a do-able trip while in NYC this Christmas, wanted to visit as a historic building (and maybe sense some ghosts!!). Easy to find on exiting...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan and was the residence of British Colonel Roger Morris and his American wife Mary Phillipse and later purchased by Stephen Jumel and Eliza Bowen. Eliza became the wife of Aaron Burr after Stephen's death. The house has...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Linda H
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If you have a NYC metro map, you can find your " home" then your destination and check the subway system and/or the bus. This map proved to be invaluable to me during my nine weeks in NYC; I took it with me whenever I left... More