Morris-Jumel Mansion
1765 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032
(212) 923-8008

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This little-known house in upper Manhattan was built in 1765 as a summer residence for Colonel Roger Morris, a Loyalist, and his wife, Mary Philipse Morris. During the Revolutionary War the mansion was abandoned, and served as headquarters for General George Washington during the autumn of 1776.

During the 19th century, the Mansion's history centers on the controversial life and figure of Madame Eliza Jumel, who bought the house in 1810 with her husband Stephen, and in 1833 married her second husband, Aaron Burr.

This excellent educational resource for teaching both American and New York history offers visitors insights into pre- and post-revolutionary life in New York. Restored period rooms, including the Colonial Kitchen and George Washington's Office, are interpreted to demonstrate New York's social history and historic preservation.

Tours concentrate on the colonial, revolutionary, and 19th century periods and look at the house in its many capacities as home and headquarters. Great for adults interested in history and design, a tour will also help younger students better understand the evolution of northern Manhattan from a rural environment to a multicultural community.

The Mansion also presents special exhibitions on subjects such as Architecture and New York History. Call for schedule.

Hours: Open Wednesday thru Sunday 10am - 4pm. Open Monday and Tuesday by appointment only (groups). Closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Adults $5.00
Seniors $4.00
Students $4.00
Children under 12 FREE
Guided Group Tours (House only):
Adults $6.00
Seniors, Students, Members $4.50.
Guided Group Tours (House plus Walking Tour):
Adults $12.00
Seniors, Students, Members $8.00
Saturday Walk-in Guided Tours at 12:00 pm:
Adults $6.00
Seniors, Students, Members $4.50.
Self-Guided Group Tours:
Adults $6.00, Seniors $4.50. Minimum charge of $60.00.
School Group Rates:
$3.00 per student. Minimum of ten students.
Group Reservations: At least 3 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic in surrounding park.
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.
Directions: Located at Jumel Terrace, between 160th and 162nd St., ½ block east of St. Nicholas Ave. 15 minutes north of the George Washington Bridge.

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