Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York City

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  • July 20, 2017
    This mansion is always beautiful, no matter how often I wander past on one of my northern Manhattan walks. Lots of history here, and a good bit of exercise in beautiful surroundings.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Remains of the 2nd half of the 18th century or Washington established his headquarters a few weeks during the war of independence. Of magnificent pieces, a warm welcome at the entrance in the mansion-Museum with a sheet of comments in french for the visit. Interesting and so different in New York than many people imagine. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • July 11, 2017
    This is a very under-visited historic home in New York. With a great history, beautiful and professionally gardened grounds, and a knowledgeable staff, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is a go-to recommendati...  more »
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  • January 9, 2017
    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.
  • December 12, 2016
    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.
  • June 25, 2017
    Very helpful staff and great and interesting exhibits.
  • September 10, 2016
    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!
  • August 3, 2016
    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.

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