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Morris-Jumel Mansion

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: 65 Jumel Terrace, Washington Heights, New York City, NY 10032
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+1 212-923-8008
10:00 - 16:00
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Manhattan's oldest house, somewhat of an aberration in the modern...

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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Lots of history in this house

I found this house a bit more interesting than Hamilton's Grange. All 3 floors of the house were open. Although a couple of the rooms were sparse on furniture, several had quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest "colonial" house in New York City (1765). It is in a very interesting neighborhood - you must see Sylvan Terrace. The tour is self guided - 3 floors - not a lot to see but interesting history - including George Washington's headquarters and home to Aaron Burr.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I found this house a bit more interesting than Hamilton's Grange. All 3 floors of the house were open. Although a couple of the rooms were sparse on furniture, several had quite a bit. Interesting facts were provided by one of the employees. He was quite knowledge. Seemed to really enjoy sharing stories about the house. 4 people were know... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went to see a play at the mansion and had no idea what to expect. I had never even heard of this place nor did I know any of the background on it. But I went with an open mind and had the most enjoyable experience! The staff was so friendly and more then willing to share the history... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Some of the rooms were empty, but the ones that were filled/decorated were nice. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there, though. I only went because I was going to the Hispanice Society of America.

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Monee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the last remaining Colonial structure and oldest home in Manhattan. It won't take you too long to go thru it,, but it's worth seeing. There is still a lot of restoration that needs to take place. The structure is lovely and the octagon addition unique. There are one or two furnished rooms upstairs, one on the main floor... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden in Harlem, this is one of the unexpected surprises you might find in NYC if you don't only look for the conventional tourist trip. Everyone of the staff is super friendly and helpful. The guide that gives the tour of the mansion is well prepared and ready to answer your questions. This was my 3rd time visiting, right now... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Tories built it, George Washington used it twice for war and for peace, Mrs. Jumel lived there for a long time, part of it with her husband Aaron Burr -- who she soon divorced and used Alexander Hamilton's son as her lawyer. Located just a block from the 163rd Street station is a set of stone steps on Jumel Terrace... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

What an incredible piece of history! I've wanted to visit for many years, and was a little surprised by how shabby the place is, clearly screaming for TLC--got the impression perhaps it's about to get a renovation? At any rate, it's old--I get that. As a huge colonial history buff, I've visited many similar historic sites, from Sylvester Manor on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is the oldest existing house in Manhattan and was built by British Colonel Roger Morris in 1765. It is located in Roger Morris Park and is at the highest point in Washington Heights. George Washington used the house as a headquarters since a view of the entire island could be seen from there. It was host to a tavern... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We called since I saw there was a big fund raiser to be held that evening...yes they were open until 4pm. We took the #5 bus to Broadway & 160th St. and walked 2 blocks east. The cost for the mansion was $10 ($8 for seniors). The setting is lovely with beautiful gardens. The historic house is wonderfully preserved. The... More 

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