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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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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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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I've lived in New York nearly 30 years and never came across this place. To think it happened by coincidence is quite funny. This past weekend I was helping my sister move into her new apartment on 160th and St. Nicholas. Just so happens the entrance to her building was just steps away from this historic gem. The street in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was the first home built on Manhattan Island in 1765. It sits near Harlem is is truly historic. Washington directed part of the revolutionary war while staying here. It is wrth the visit if one is into historic places.

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Morris-Jumel Mansion

Address: Address: 65 Jumel Terrace, Washington Heights, New York City, NY 10032
Phone Number: 212 923 8008
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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