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 â
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
Morris-Jumel Mansion65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032
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Public TransportationSubway: ''C'' train to 163rd Street. Exit the stairs at the south-east end of the station. Walk past the C-Town grocery store and proceed up stone stairwell on the left side of St. Nicolas Avenue. The cul-de-sac at the top is Sylvan Terrace. Museum is at the end of Sylvan Terrace. Bus: M2 ( Madison Ave.) to 160th and Edgecombe Ave. (uphill walk one block west) M3 or M18 (Madison Ave.) to 160th and St. Nicholas Ave. (walk one block east) M101 (Third Ave.) to 161st and Amsterdam Ave. (walk one block east)
Directions & ParkingFrom the east side: Take the FDR Drive to 135th Street. Travel west on 135th to St. Nicholas Ave. and turn right. Proceed to 160th Street and turn right. Turn left on Jumel Terrace. From the north and the west side: Henry Hudson to 158th Street. Take 158th Street east and turn left on St. Nicholas Avenue. Turn right onto 160th Street and proceed ½ block to Jumel Terrace on left. Parking is available on 160th and 162th Streets, on Jumel Terrace (cobblestone street) in front of the museum, and behind the museum on Edgecombe Avenue.