Morris-Jumel Mansion

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion is perhaps most famous for the fact that George Washington really did sleep here! Washington made his headquarters here at the Mansion during the fall of 1776. It was during this period that the General's troops forced a British retreat at the Battle of Harlem Heights. The house was built eleven years before the Revolution, in 1765, by British Colonel Roger Morris and his American wife, Mary Philipse. The breezy hilltop location proved an ideal location for the family's summer home. Known as Mount Morris, this northern Manhattan estate stretched from the Harlem to the Hudson Rivers and covered more than 130 acres. Loyal to the crown, the Morrises were eventually forced to return to England as a result of the American victory. During the war, the hilltop location of the Mansion was valued for more than its cool summer breezes. With views of the Harlem River, the Bronx, and Long Island Sound to the east, New York City and the harbor to the south, and the Hudson River and Jersey Palisades to the west, Mount Morris proved to be a strategic military headquarters. In 1904 the Washington's Headquarters Association, formed by four chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, took on the task of operating the museum. Today, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Inc., an independent not-for-profit corporation assumes that responsibility.
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212-923-8008

65 Jumel Ter

New York, NY

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Wed-Sun: 10am-4pm Mon&Tue: By appointment only Closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion is a treasure, not to be missed, NEEDS ALL THE SUPPORT IT CAN GET!! Built in 1765, it is a testament to every phase of American History, from British Colonies to New Nation to Today &For the future. General George Washington really did sleep there, his HQ during Battle of Harlem, NY in autumn 1776, &came back with his cabinet &Wives in 1790, 4 future presidents Jefferson Madison and 2 Adamses! The Jumels brought in French Empire influences from Napoleon. Awesome tour guide, Amazing original collection of furnishings, and Terrific education programs for school kids and Art Classes for adults. Excellent Gift Shop. You can even rent it for parties or weddings! It is in DIRE need of renovations to the 1765 original exterior and woodwork, so, come on, New Yorkers and Visitors, PLEASE Visit and Give to preserve the Morris-Jumel Mansion! IT NEEDS YOU!

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion is a treasure, not to be missed, NEEDS ALL THE SUPPORT IT CAN GET!! Built in 1765, it is a testament to every phase of American History, from British Colonies to New Nation to Today &For the future. General George Washington really did sleep there, his HQ during Battle of Harlem, NY in autumn 1776, &came back with his cabinet &Wives in 1790, 4 future presidents Jefferson Madison and 2 Adamses! The Jumels brought in French Empire influences from Napoleon. Awesome tour guide, Amazing original collection of furnishings, and Terrific education programs for school kids and Art Classes for adults. Excellent Gift Shop. You can even rent it for parties or weddings! It is in DIRE need of renovations to the 1765 original exterior and woodwork, so, come on, New Yorkers and Visitors, PLEASE Visit and Give to preserve the Morris-Jumel Mansion! IT NEEDS YOU!

Pros: Awesome History, 1765 Architecture, Lovely Grounds

Cons: NEEDS FINANCIAL HELP, Renovations needed, Membership Needed

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Built on a sprawling country estate in 1765, this house is the city's oldest and once simultaneously hosted four presidents of the United States--George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams.…

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