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Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York City

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  • Built in 1765, this wonderful old home is an historical treasure in a well preserved historic neighborhood. As the oldest remaining home in New York, it needs work on the outside to be returned to its...  more »
  • I've been wanting to check out the Morris-Jumel mansion for some time and finally made the trip. I would heavily advise taking public transportation unless you live close by because parking is very di...  more »
  • Had no idea this place existed, but were trying to fill a morning and fancied taking a look at a different part of Manhattan. There was a tiny picture in our guidebook which caught our attention. What...  more »
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  • Very nice to explore a slice of American history in the Heights! Well preserved historical mansion. Check out the nice events they offer too!. Great place to explore the former Home of General George Washington during the war. Large and lovely grounds with fabulous East River views. Don't miss the row of historical townhouses/carriage houses across the street. Cobblestone streets.
  • Looks like the property needs a substantial amount of works but it is beautiful as is the view it has. I can only imagine what it must have been like in 1765 with sweeping views of a more wild farm town without all the distractions caused by our constant need for useless things.
  • Very helpful staff and great and interesting exhibits.
  • The oldest standing home in New York City, once used by George Washington as his headquarters and visited by Adams, Jefferson and Hamilton, this home is worth a visit for the history buffs. Located at the second highest point in Manhattan. You will see the building, a few furnished rooms and the Colonial Kitchen but little of what you see inside is original. Still worth a visit!
  • Truly a neighborhood gem for Washington Heights. The Morris-Jumel Mansion was built in 1765 as a summer villa, by Colonel Roger Morris and his wife, Mary Philipse. Roger was born in England and Mary was born and raised in the colony of New York. Their country estate was named “Mount Morris” and stretched over 130 acres from the Harlem to the Hudson Rivers. Mount Morris was one of the highest points in Manhattan and offered clear views of New Jersey, Connecticut, and all of New York harbor. With the help of their workers, the Morris family grew fruit trees and raised cows and sheep. At that time the island of Manhattan was mostly woods and farms. The roads were built on old trails made by the Native Americans.