Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum

Perched on a commanding rise with spectacular vistas south across Manhattan and east toward Long Island, Morris- Jumel Mansion was built as a country retreat by Roger and Mary Morris in 1765.

During the decade before the Revolutionary War, the Georgian house, with its monumental portico and octagonal drawingroom, was the setting for some of the colony’s most fashionable parties.

In the fall of 1776, the Mansion was seized by the Continental Army and served as headquarters for George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights. British and Hessian commanders occupied the house after Washington’s retreat from New York.

In the summer of 1790, Washington returned to the Mansion and dined with the members of his cabinet. Among those at the table were Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Henry Knox.

In 1810, wealthy French wine merchant Stephen Jumel and his American wife, Eliza, purchased the Mansion, and spared no expense refurbishing it. In 1828, they returned from Paris with crates of furniture and paintings, much of which they claimed had belonged to Napoleon. A year after Stephen Jumel died in 1832, his widow married former vice president Aaron Burr. The marriage ended quickly and Eliza lived alone in the house until her death in 1865.Opened as Washington’s Headquarters by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1904, the Mansion has served as a museum for more than a century. Today, the Mansion features restored period rooms from the Morris, Washington & Jumel eras and exciting public programs that expand the limits of a traditional historic house museum.

Morris-Jumel Mansion is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by Morris-Jumel Mansion Inc., and is a member of the Historic House Trust.

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Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum


Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Roger Morris Park
65 Jumel Terrace at 160th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 923-8008

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm.

Subway: C to 163rd Street
Handicap Access Symbol Bus: M2 to 160th Street and Edgecombe Avenue; M3 or M18 to 160th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue; M101 to 161st Street and Amsterdam Avenue (walk one block east)
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Adults: $10.00
Students & Seniors: $8.00
Children under 12: Free
Members: Free

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