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2017-10-28 14:30:002017-10-28 15:30:00America/New_YorkBuilding of the Day: Morris Jumel MansionAt 250 years old, Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s
Morris Jumel Mansion 65 Jumel Terrace New York NY 10032
Oct 28, 2017
At 250 years old, Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built in 1765 by British Army Colonel Roger Morris, the Mansion served as headquarters to General George Washington during the 1776 battle of New York and, for fifty years, was the residence of Eliza Jumel, one of America’s richest women and second wife to Vice President Aaron Burr. Today, Morris-Jumel Mansion is a not-for-profit museum, welcoming tens of thousands of international and local visitors annually, including elementary- and high school-aged children. Committed to preserving, interpreting, and making relevant to diverse audiences the Mansion’s illustrious past and varied collection of period art and furnishings, Morris-Jumel is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and the American Alliance of Museums.
Image: Trish Mayo.
Architect: Original Architect Unknown (1765)
Tour Guide: Fred Cookinham, Owner, In Depth Walking Tours
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