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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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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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Not shabby. Worth a peek if you can plan a few other things with it. You may want to go earlier then later.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cody H

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not shabby. Worth a peek if you can plan a few other things with it. You may want to go earlier then later.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been many times and they are always learning more and updating. Beautiful location and knowledgeable staff. Washington stayed here during the revolution. Aaron Burr married the woman owner later age 77. Worth a visit and near Hamiltons Grange as well.

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Jackson Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

One of the few historic landmarks in NYC that is a museum and has never been moved from its original footprint [unlike Hamilton's Grange house now located behind CUNY / CCNY]. This is a must see for architects, anyone interested in early US history, architecture, and/ or interior designers who have clients who live in neo-Federalist style residencies and need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The house is interesting enough, and is across the street from a row of historic homes that are being restored.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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