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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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Go for the Guided Tour

Our guide was excellent who took us outside to talk about the neighborhood and the grounds before showing us the inside of the house. This is a must for any American history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Alas, it was only okay. When we arrived (in the early afternoon on a Saturday), the door was locked and it took several minutes of knocking to be let in. Once in, there was only about 30-45 minutes' worth of things to see and read. (Considering going back for a guided tour to see if I feel differently.) That said,... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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44 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our guide was excellent who took us outside to talk about the neighborhood and the grounds before showing us the inside of the house. This is a must for any American history buff. We loved it so much we are considering becoming members so we can learn about all the special events. I read about the mansion before we went... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A beautiful old home in New York. We enjoyed looking around the house and it was a self guided tour. Luckily we were there on our own, so got to have a good look around and were able to read all the information about each room. There were beautiful views from the windows and as there was a lot of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Perhaps I am a bit biased, being a Trustee of the Morris-Jumel Mansion ("MJM"), but I must say that in addition to being the oldest residential structure in Manhattan in a neighborhood rich with history and culture and, as Duke Ellington said, "The Jewel in the Crown of Sugar Hill", MJM is also a wonderful venue for private events. I... More 

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Hebron, lsrael
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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Morris-Jumel Mansion (1765) is the oldest surviving residential house in Manhattan. The setting is beautiful, located in a lovely garden with a good view. This was once the home of Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson's vice president, who killed Alexander Hamilton, his nemesis, in a duel in New Jersey in 1804. One of the big mistakes in his life was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I went there for a tea tasting hosted by the renown tea makers Harney & Sons. I made reservations ahead of time and pre-paid for the tasting but it was very much worth it since I learned quite a bit about tea. The mansion was the perfect location for the tea with the history of its residents including Aaron Burr... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This mansion is mainly interesting because of the people associated with it: Eliza Jumel, the Federal period's answer to Anna Nicole Smith; Aaron Burr, the Vice-President who killed Alexander Hamilton and married Eliza; and President Washington and his illustrious cabinet, who dined at the house. The information about the rooms is quite interesting but rather poorly written and edited. The... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We took the subway on a cold Saturday morning in March. Both my wife and I had this on our must list on things to see in NYC. I am so glad we opted to go on Saturday at noon. That is when a docent gives a guided tour. Our docent was great. She was able to describe what was... More 

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Washington DC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

A bit away from most NY tourist location but the views are beautiful from the small park by the house. There is also a street of older homes on the side (interiors not open to the public). The rooms inside the home are mostly well decorated but the explanation on the home and its history is lacking. Some of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I am not sure many tourists visit this mansion as it is certainly out of the way. If you make the effort, you will be rewarded with a very historic site. I made the visit (by subway) as part of a wider trip to the northern end of Manhattan Island (Grant’s Tomb, Riverside Chapel, The Cloisters). The Mansion is nestled... More 

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