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Morris-Jumel Mansion

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Address: 65 Jumel Terrace, Washington Heights, New York City, NY 10032
Phone Number: 212 923 8008
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Description: 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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Tourist in our own Town - History at your fingertips

We have determined to see the history of New York, and this mansion is part of it and well worth visiting. It is a long subway ride to get here, but well work it. The house is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We have determined to see the history of New York, and this mansion is part of it and well worth visiting. It is a long subway ride to get here, but well work it. The house is one block off the main drag, and surrounded by what is left of its gardens. Ringing the door bell brought a friendly and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Welcome to the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the oldest house in Manhattan!! Not only does this residence-turned-museum have this claim, but George Washington used this location as his headquarters during the fall of 1776. President Washington returned to the Mansion on July 10, 1790, and dined with members of his cabinet. Guests at the table included two future Presidents of the United... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This site is hidden away in Northern Manhattan. It is relatively small (about 6 or 7 rooms to view) which is how I like it. Should take more than an hour to view the mansion and walk around the grounds. You can then take a walk to the newly opened Highbridge which is about 10 minutes away. It's great getting... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

So glad we made the trek up north to visit this historical site. The gentleman who greeted us was very pleasant and shared lots of historical facts. I took my kids and we were all happy we made this a stop on our vacation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I took my class on a field trip here and it was a fun and educational experience. They loved playing and picnicking on the lawn behind the mansion. The staff was very knowledgeable and answered tons of questions. Definitely not a place you can visit all day but an hour or two is plenty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I randomly found this museum on-line after looking for house museums in the area. Despite having undergone several restoration attempts, it still stands and is the oldest surviving home in Manhattan. You enter the house from the south entrance, and have to ring a door bell to be let inside. I found this to be charming because it gives a... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I've visited this mansion several times. They have wonderful cultural events there all year round. The house is a historical gem, and the colorful history of its former occupants is fascinating once you take the trouble to research them. Touring this edifice makes one feel like you've been transported back through time. There are now very few well preserved houses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I think there are two ways to best enjoy a trip to Morris-Jumel. 1) Most tourists don't go north of 96th Street, which is where the Morris-Jumel happens to be. Way north of 96th street. If you're going to make a trip that far uptown, I would suggest really making a day of it and seeing/learning about other things uptown.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful historic home in upper Manhattan. I enjoyed the brief introduction given by the man who sold the entrance tickets and found the information sheet interesting, but they left me wanting more: I would have preferred a more comprehensive tour. Lovely grounds including a large and peaceful sunken garden in the back. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazing mansion that was once occupied by General George Washington. Loved walking in the steps of this great American! The mansion could use some updating, but the shabbiness kind of reiterates the era. There was an art exhibit within the mansion that was kind of creepy and really didn't go with the exhibit which is why I didn't rate my... More 

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