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Morris-Jumel MansionManhattan's oldest surviving house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion atop Harlem Heights, is a monument to colonial grandeur. Built about 1765 as a summer retreat for British colonel Roger Morris and his wife, Mary Philipse, its distinctive style was very advanced for its time. With the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Morris, a Loyalist, left for England. His home, which he called “Mount Morris,” was then occupied by George Washington between September 14 and October 20, 1776. Today, Morris-Jumel Mansion and Roger Morris Park are part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District. The house features nine restored, period rooms including George Washington’s office, a dining room glittering with 19th century ceramics and glass, and Eliza Jumel’s chamber, with a bed that she maintained had belonged to Napoleon. The third floor houses an archive and reference library.
Hours10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By appointment only on Monday and Tuesday. The Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
$4.00 seniors and students
Free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult
Children from the community may visit the Museum free of charge after school hours on Fridays.
Free for Friends of Morris-Jumel Mansion
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