The Morris–Jumel Mansion or Morris House (also known as the Roger and Mary Philipse Morris House, "Mount Morris" and other similar names) is a Federal style museum home in northern Manhattan with mid-eighteenth century roots. It was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer, and served as a headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution.Add Morris-Jumel Mansion to your New York City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our New York City tour planner.
Located at 65 Jumel Terrace, in Roger Morris Park in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, it is the oldest house in the borough. The home and grounds were purchased as a museum home in 1903 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961. The exterior was designated a New York City Landmark in 1967, with the interior following in 1975.
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Morris-Jumel Mansion Reviews
The mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan and was built in 1765. It sits high up on a hill overlooking the Harlem River. Some believe that the mansion is haunted. When the American Revolution... more »
We visited the museum on a school trip as part of a NYC and the five boroughs history lesson for school. It was nice to walk in the steps of some of the country’s famous forefathers. The tour was... more »
The people there are amazing. Almost everything there is authentic from the time if George Washington. Even his war room, where he made decisions about the Revolutionary War, is there for everyone to see. Cost was $10 a person, but it's worth seeing everything. I recommend those who are interested in that period to go visit. Parking though is almost non-existent so be prepared.
This is a very nice place to visit... word of mouth says that George Washington stayed here. This mansion has lots of history located in the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan. Visitors can enjoy a variety of cultural events by checking with the Department of Parks for schedules and a list of activities. No accessibility was visible. The bathroom is located on the main level and is well kept.
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