Morris-Jumel Mansion

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Morris-Jumel Mansion
Photograph: Tom Stoelker Morris-Jumel Mansion
Manhattan’s oldest personal residence, this Harlem Heights abode was originally built for British governor Roger Morris but later served as General Washington’s headquarters in the early months of the Revolutionary War. Later, an elderly Aaron Burr lived here after marrying widow Eliza Brown Jumel in 1833. (They divorced a year later.) The restored interior features many of the 19th-century French decorations of which Eliza was so fond, including a master bed reportedly owned by Emperor Napoléon. In addition to tours, you'll find frequent colonial-themed workshops and events for families.


Venue name: Morris-Jumel Mansion
Address: Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terr
New York

Cross street: between 160th and 162nd Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5pm
Transport: Subway: C to 163rd St–Amsterdam Ave
Price: $10, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free
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