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Morris-Jumel Mansion
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Roger Morris Park 65 Jumel Terrace New York, NY 10032
65 Jumel TerraceUSNew YorkNew York10032
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Today 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMMonday ClosedTuesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMFriday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PMSaturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

When British Colonel Roger Morris and his wife stumbled upon a piece of unclaimed Manhattan hilltop, they knew it would be the ideal spot for their summer home. Built in 1765, the 8,500-square foot Morris-Jumel Mansion—as it's known today—was the centerpiece of an estate that extended more than 130 acres from the Harlem to the Hudson River. Loyal to the British crown, Morris left America during the Revolution; in the fall of 1776, General George Washington used the home as headquarters during the Battle of Harlem Heights.

After becoming president, Washington returned on July 10, 1790, to dine with cabinet members that included future presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (you can visit the dining room where they ate together). More than 40 years later, in 1833, Aaron Burr married Madame Eliza Jumel—the widow of the mansion's second namesake owner, Stephen Jumel—in the Mansion's parlor.

Today, the mansion offers guided tours of its historic property. Besides tours, the mansion now hosts rotating exhibits that display everything from period costumes to the axe Washington used to floss his wooden teeth. There are also events throughout the year, from classical and jazz concerts to wine tastings and, once, a lively debate between Burr and Alexander Hamilton scholars.

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This 1765 mansion atop Mount Morris is the oldest house in Manhattan & a museum open for tours.- Google
"I will continue to visit this historical site and support it."
"...period house where George Washington stayed and Aaron Burr got married..."
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Laura Jenoure
3 months ago
Had a rejuvenating Yoga class here yesterday with yogi Chelsea, then I got to tour the house which is very enchanting and beautiful. The Sunken Gardens is very peaceful to sit and unwind or catch up. The gift shop carries lovely one-of-a-kind items too.
Alex Weinreb
4 months ago
This is one of the most beautiful places in th area. It will take you back in time with elegancy and knowledge...Classes, workshops, historical walks, dinner events, concerts and even yoga! Can make this place one of the most hidden gems in Manhattan. I am in love with the Mansion and the history behind of it with fabuolus views and the beautiful gardens. The gift shop is to die for too, they have a collection of look-a-like vintage jewelry, natural and unique creams, candles and interesting books, etc. all very affordable and perfect for gifting. Director Carol Ward really cares for this place and welcomes you to enjoy the mansion as you are already part of it, as they said, there is always something new at the Manhattan's oldest house! Go vist it!
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Allan MacLeod
4 months ago
Nice place for a stroll in upper Manhattan.
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emilio lopez
4 months ago
When i was lil i went there
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Crystal Cun
2 weeks ago
Charming period house where George Washington stayed and Aaron Burr got married, it probably won't take you more than an hour to walk through but it's a nice break from the rest of Manhattan and the gardens in the back are lovely. Definitely something to see if you're into underrated NYC sights!
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Paula Rodríguez Medalla
3 months ago
It is a nice place and the garden is really nice, i went there cause it was 3 blocks away from where i was staying, but i wouldnt recommend to travel too far to go there, is not that good unless you are particulary interested in the history behind the house. The gift shop is good and its not overpriced.
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Gregor J. Rothfuss
4 months ago
Atmospheric place, though they could do a better job bringing it back to life, like the merchant house museum does with their binders.
Anderson Garcia
3 years ago
The house has a wonderful feeling to it to know that george washington occupy the house is incredible