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Morris-Jumel Mansion

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Address: 65 Jumel Ter, Washington Heights, New York City, NY 10032-5360
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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Small house with great history

Tories built it, George Washington used it twice for war and for peace, Mrs. Jumel lived there for a long time, part of it with her husband Aaron Burr -- who she soon divorced and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Tories built it, George Washington used it twice for war and for peace, Mrs. Jumel lived there for a long time, part of it with her husband Aaron Burr -- who she soon divorced and used Alexander Hamilton's son as her lawyer. Located just a block from the 163rd Street station is a set of stone steps on Jumel Terrace... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

What an incredible piece of history! I've wanted to visit for many years, and was a little surprised by how shabby the place is, clearly screaming for TLC--got the impression perhaps it's about to get a renovation? At any rate, it's old--I get that. As a huge colonial history buff, I've visited many similar historic sites, from Sylvester Manor on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is the oldest existing house in Manhattan and was built by British Colonel Roger Morris in 1765. It is located in Roger Morris Park and is at the highest point in Washington Heights. George Washington used the house as a headquarters since a view of the entire island could be seen from there. It was host to a tavern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We called since I saw there was a big fund raiser to be held that evening...yes they were open until 4pm. We took the #5 bus to Broadway & 160th St. and walked 2 blocks east. The cost for the mansion was $10 ($8 for seniors). The setting is lovely with beautiful gardens. The historic house is wonderfully preserved. The... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I've been to the Morris-Jumel mansion before, but since we were at nearby Columbia-Presbyterian hospital, I thought my husband would enjoy it. We were met at the gate with a sign saying that they are undergoing renovations during the week but are open on weekends! Disappointed! Still, you can walk around the grounds and enjoy the view. Also, be SURE... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Had a nice visit at the mansion and grounds .The staff were very nice and the history was very interesting.but we parked on Edgecombe Ave as the directions said and were surprised with $115.00 ticket on a Sunday for parking where visiting buses are supposed to park..Every car parked on same side got tickets guess no one saw signs just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Went to see the mansion yesterday. It was quite lovely. I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed by the interior of the building. It needs some major restoration work and interior decorating. But it was Grand seeing Aaron Burr's bedroom and General Washington's war room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Very nice visit to the mansion, would like to come back when the garden is in full bloom. The house was very nice. Parking was rough, had to drive around a few times before we got a spot, but it was free parking... There is a lot of history here in this home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

If you are up around Central Park area it's worth the few minutes on the metro to find this place, and with the very clear instructions finding it is easy. It's worth taking your time and stroll around the grounds, they arent large but offer some views and are a peaceful place to spend some time before heading up those... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The oldest house in New York, if only the walls could talk!! Reading a little about it before visiting will totally enhance your visit. But Morris-Jumel is only the first stop of a truly fascinating few hours. Once you are up in Washington Heights, you are within walking distance (20 blocks) of (and these are all free) Alexander Hamilton's home... More 

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