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Morris-Jumel Mansion

65 Jumel Terr., New York, NY 10032 40.834908 -73.938639
at 160th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-923-8008 Send to Phone

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Official Website

morrisjumel.org

Hours

Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm; Mon-Tue, by appointment only

Nearby Subway Stops

C at 163rd St.-Amsterdam Ave.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots
  • Street Parking

Prices

$5, $4 students and seniors, free for children under 12

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Manhattan’s oldest surviving house—built in 1765 by British colonel Roger Morris—sits humbly on a hilltop off an uneven brick road in Washington Heights. Many of the furnishings date back to the mansion’s longest tenant, Eliza Jumel, wife to Vice-president Aaron Burr after her husband Stephen Jumel died. Inside, original period pieces such as Burr’s desk are coupled with reproduced wallpaper; an octagonal ballroom (one of the first of its kind in the colonies) hosts an annual classical-music series. Outside, a sloping yard—home to a yearly jazz festival—boasts a sunken garden and a panoramic view (now blocked in by the city) that came in handy when George Washington set up his headquarters here during the Battle of Harlem Heights in 1776.

Guided Tours

Sat., noon. $6, $4.50 seniors and students. Registration suggested. Group tours are available for a minimum of ten people.

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