Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion 256 year old historic house in Northern Manhattan, built in 1765. Site of General George Washington's headquarters for 5 weeks during the American Revolution.
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Proud member of the Washington Heights community.

Operating as usual

Calling all future paranormal investigators! Did you know MJM has over 200 years of haunted history that you can explore...
02/27/2021

Calling all future paranormal investigators! Did you know MJM has over 200 years of haunted history that you can explore with us during our after hours paranormal investigations?

👻 Tonight’s #spookysaturday socially distanced investigation is SOLD OUT!

🎫 Just a few tickets left for our March 7th investigation — get your tickets now! Link in bio.

#paranormal #sociallydistanced #spooky #ghosthunt #paranormalactivity #washingtonheights #soldout #hauntedhouse #hauntedhistory #historichouse #georgewashingtonslepthere

In honor of Women's History Month, please join Morris-Jumel Mansion and licensed NYC tour guide Leigh Hallingby for a #v...
02/26/2021

In honor of Women's History Month, please join Morris-Jumel Mansion and licensed NYC tour guide Leigh Hallingby for a #virtual #feminist walk through #Harlem on 3/17 at 7 PM. We will stop at the places where accomplished women, ranging from iconic to not as familiar, are honored. Stops include named buildings, #murals and #mosaics, plaques on the sidewalk, and commemorative street corners.

Learn more about the lives and legacies of A'Lelia Walker, Nicholasa Mohr, Zora Neale Hurston and more trailblazing women in the neighborhoods surrounding Morris-Jumel Mansion.

The tour is about 45 minutes with slides and live commentary, followed by Q&A. Free with Zoom registration: http://ow.ly/n5P450DKeuP

🎨: Creative Art Works mural, West Harlem.

#VirtualParlorChat #MorrisJumelMansion #WomensHistoryMonth #womenshistory #Blackhistory #BlackHistoryMonth #Latinx #Harlem #WashingtonHeights #SugarHill #nyhistory #NYC

#MansionMonday #DYK Grammy Award-winning #Jazz artist Cassandra Wilson lived across from #MJM at #555Edgecombe Avenue? S...
02/26/2021

#MansionMonday #DYK Grammy Award-winning #Jazz artist Cassandra Wilson lived across from #MJM at #555Edgecombe Avenue? She is one of many musicians, including #LenaHorne, #DukeEllington, #Count Basie and #Jazz pianist #Marjorie Eliot who call, or have called, 555 home.

"Being a peacemaker. I think that's a very part of who I am and what I do, is bringing disparate elements together and realizing common ground. I think it's important to do that musically. I think it's important for us to do that in the world." - Cassandra Wilson
#BlackHistoryMonth #WomensHistory #music #Harlem #SugarHill #TripleNickel #NYC

#TBT @andreaarroyoart 's living public art #memorial #CoVIDA - Homage to Victims of the Pandemic, is now archived with o...
02/25/2021

#TBT @andreaarroyoart 's living public art #memorial #CoVIDA - Homage to Victims of the Pandemic, is now archived with other #NYS #COVID-19 #documentary projects at @GothamCenter. Visit the link to see more: https://www.gothamcenter.org/covidnyc-documentary-project
📸: Trish Mayo
#historichouses #memory @hhtnyc

02/24/2021
BBC Travel

A segment featuring our lovely neighbor, the incomparable Ms. Marjorie Eliot.

The first story of our new series Untold America explores one of the most unforgettable experiences in New York City: an intimate Jazz parlour hidden in a tiny Harlem apartment. 🎷🎷🎷

https://www.bbc.com/travel/bespoke/untold-america/?ocid=fbtvl

In this new BBC Travel series, we celebrate the many traditions and cultures across the US, and highlight the stunning diversity that has shaped the American spirit. 🇺🇸 From the voices of relative newcomers to those with legacies spanning generations, Untold America aims to show the world a different side to the United States, and perhaps show the United States a different side to itself. 🌎

❓ Do #museums and #historic sites matter to you? American Alliance of Museums and #MJM want to know why (or why don't) m...
02/24/2021

❓ Do #museums and #historic sites matter to you? American Alliance of Museums and #MJM want to know why (or why don't) museums engage you?

✍️This survey takes about 9 minutes to complete and will provide us with info from our visitors as well as nationwide results, helping us be more effective in the coming months and in the communities we serve.

🎁As a thank you there will be an opportunity for you to win one of four $100 Amazon gift cards! Simply follow this link to get started: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6082694/2021-Annual-Survey-of-Museum-Goers?museum=morrisjumel&mc_cid=f018d9acd9&mc_eid=25442e4b3f

Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts!

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#DYK before the #RevolutionaryWar, #GeorgeWashington was an officer in the #FrenchandIndianWar. At just 22 years old, he...
02/24/2021

#DYK before the #RevolutionaryWar, #GeorgeWashington was an officer in the #FrenchandIndianWar. At just 22 years old, he led Virginian troops in several battles.

To learn more about #veterans, check out our Veteran Voices Project pop-up exhibit! http://ow.ly/9ylo50DELjD
@hhtnyc

💕Need some more love in your life this February? There's still time to enter #MJM's donation raffle thru Wed, 2/24. Gift...
02/23/2021

💕Need some more love in your life this February? There's still time to enter #MJM's donation raffle thru Wed, 2/24. Gifts over $20 will be entered into a drawing to win a #LinManuelMiranda Love is Love t-shirt and some GW/Mary Philipse swag! Details: https://www.morrisjumel.org/donate

#OTD in 1732, first US #president #GeorgeWashington was born. We are still discussing his important and complex life and...
02/22/2021

#OTD in 1732, first US #president #GeorgeWashington was born. We are still discussing his important and complex life and legacy today. One lesser known chapter of his life includes his determination to recapture Martha's escaped #enslaved woman, #OnaJudge, until the end of his life. Learn more about Ona's incredible and successful quest for freedom in Erica Armstrong Dunbar's book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.
#BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #womenshistory #slavery #escape #agency #freedom #USHistory #presidentialhistory

#MansionMonday #555Edgecombe resident Bessie A. Buchanan was the first Black woman to hold office in the New York State ...
02/22/2021

#MansionMonday #555Edgecombe resident Bessie A. Buchanan was the first Black woman to hold office in the New York State Legislature when she was elected to represent Harlem's 12th District in the State Assembly in 1954. Before her political career, Buchanan performed in theater and was active in #Harlem social life. During her time in office, Buchanan championed social and civil rights for minority New Yorkers.
#BlackHistoryMonth #WomensHistory #government #NYS #nyhistory #civilrights

#OTD in 1965, activist #MalcolmX was assassinated in the #AudubonBallroom in #WashingtonHeights. Located on Broadway bet...
02/21/2021

#OTD in 1965, activist #MalcolmX was assassinated in the #AudubonBallroom in #WashingtonHeights. Located on Broadway between 165-166th St. the building houses the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center. More: https://theshabazzcenter.org/
#BlackHistoryMonth

#HarlemRestaurantWeek Don't miss out on your chance to explore some new tastes at great prices & to help support these f...
02/21/2021

#HarlemRestaurantWeek Don't miss out on your chance to explore some new tastes at great prices & to help support these fabulous local restaurants this week: https://www.harlemrestaurantweek.com/hrw-restaurants
#Harlem #food #community #NYC #restaurants #eatlocal #dining #cafes #outdoordining #indoordining

#SpookySaturday Have you always wanted to visit #MJM at night &  explore its #supernatural #history but haven't had the ...
02/20/2021

#SpookySaturday Have you always wanted to visit #MJM at night & explore its #supernatural #history but haven't had the chance? There's still time to get some tix for a special #public #paranormal #investigation on 3/7/21. Join us, if you dare! Details: https://www.morrisjumel.org/paranormal

#FeatureFriday Calling all detectives! Kids are you good at solving mysteries? Can you use your senses to find lost LEGO...
02/19/2021

#FeatureFriday Calling all detectives! Kids are you good at solving mysteries? Can you use your senses to find lost LEGO George Washington to win a prize? If you are under 12 yrs & visit #MJM on Thurs-Sunday, 11-5 PM, we challenge you to look for George & claim your reward!

A special thank you to our friends Fraunces Tavern® Museum & our audience for a great #VirtualParlorChat about #GeorgeWa...
02/18/2021

A special thank you to our friends Fraunces Tavern® Museum
& our audience for a great #VirtualParlorChat about #GeorgeWashington's time in #NYC! In case you missed it, a video is now up on our #MJM Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S4QMn83OK0

Let's chat again soon, maybe about #EvacuationDay?

There's still time to make a donation to support #MJM's free educational programming until 2/24! Gifts of $20 and above will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win some #Lin-Manuel #Miranda and GW/Mary Philipse swag. Visit https://www.morrisjumel.org/donate for details.

Join us this week for more fun and games!
02/17/2021

Join us this week for more fun and games!

Are you ready to have some fun this Midwinter Break? The Midwinter Break Fun & Games Virtual Workshop series is in full swing!

It's not too late to register for String Games with Wyckoff tomorrow at 1PM or sessions later this week with Lewis Latimer House Museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion & King Manor Museum.

Register for one or the whole series! RSVP link in bio.

#VirtualLearning #CraftsForKids #HistoricHouseMuseum #WinterBreak #VirtualProgram

Photo description: A graphic with a white background and images of a rocket, game board with dice, and a spinning top in blues, greens, red, and yellow. Aqua colored text reads "Midwinter Break Fun & Games" and dark blue text reads" With Historic Houses, Virtual Workshop Series, Feb 16-20 1PM EST"

#WashingtonWednesday Ever wondered why the #MorrisJumelMansion was not demolished like so many other historic structures...
02/17/2021

#WashingtonWednesday Ever wondered why the #MorrisJumelMansion was not demolished like so many other historic structures? In the early 1900s four local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed the Washington Headquarters Association to preserve the house that was once #GeneralWashington's headquarters and turn the house into a museum.

Learn more about the origins of #MJM as a #historichouse #museum in our current exhibit, "From Mansion to Museum." https://www.morrisjumel.org/current-exhibition

#GeorgeWashington #DAR #NYC #RevolutionaryWar #AmericanRevolution #PresidentsDay #nyhistory #historicpreservation

TODAY @ 1 PM: If you are looking for hands-on activities for kids 8-12, sign up for #Midwinter Fun & #Games & virtually ...
02/16/2021

TODAY @ 1 PM: If you are looking for hands-on activities for kids 8-12, sign up for #Midwinter Fun & #Games & virtually visit six #NYC #historichouses! #MorrisJumelMansion, @OSHBklyn @RichmondTownNYC @LatimerHouse @KingManorMuseum & @WyckoffMuseum http://ow.ly/Wq3T50DAYRm

Fraunces Tavern® Museum had so much fun taking over Morris Jumel’s social media today!Our mission is to preserve and int...
02/15/2021

Fraunces Tavern® Museum had so much fun taking over Morris Jumel’s social media today!

Our mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary Era through public education. Today, the Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc. still own 54 Pearl Street, and operate the Museum on the second and third floors, while leasing the first floor to a tenant who operates the Restaurant. We see over 25,000 annual visitors and are open seven days a week!

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we are offering monthly evening lectures from leading historians. Catch our next one on February 18: George Washington’s Final Battle – The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation, presented by Robert Watson.
For Washington’s Birthday, take a digital, self-guided Museum tour (new this year!) to learn how New York City set the stage for many of his trials and triumphs.

More information and registration can be found on our website (https://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/). We hope to see you soon!

#nyhistory #FrauncesTavernMuseum #MorrisJumelMansion #NYC #history #MuseumFromHome #historichouses #GeorgeWashington #PresidentsDay #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #education

Fraunces Tavern® Museum is back with another installment in our takeover with Morris Jumel Mansion.Before opening as a R...
02/15/2021

Fraunces Tavern® Museum is back with another installment in our takeover with Morris Jumel Mansion.

Before opening as a Restaurant and Museum, 54 Pearl Street served a variety of purposes, functioning as a boarding house (second image), grocery store, and restaurant and bar. In 1900, 54 Pearl Street was in danger of demolition as old buildings around the City were being updated and replaced. In 1903 the City of New York exercised its rights of eminent domain, and designated the building a park in 1903.

The following year, the owners of 54 Pearl Street agreed to sell the property to Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York (SRNY). The City rescinded its park designation and the SRNY took the title in July of 1905. Their goal was to restore the building to its eighteenth century appearance and reopen it as a public museum and restaurant.

After a three-year restoration, SRNY opened Fraunces Tavern Museum and Restaurant on December 4, 1907.

The General Society The Sons of the Revolution #nyhistory #NYC #GeorgeWashington #PresidentsDay #RevolutionaryHistory #AmericanRevolution #tavern #museum

Thanks for the shout out, @NYCLandmarks! We invite everyone to visit us onsite (with proper safety protocols in place) T...
02/15/2021

Thanks for the shout out, @NYCLandmarks! We invite everyone to visit us onsite (with proper safety protocols in place) Thursdays-Sundays from 11 AM until 5 PM and virtually. More info: https://www.morrisjumel.org/

#DYK after the Battle of Long Island, General George Washington retreated to Harlem Heights and made the Morris-Jumel Mansion his headquarters between September - October 1776? This 1765 mansion is designated a #NYC individual and interior landmark, and is now a museum. #PresidentsDay #LoveNYCLandmarks

Greetings from Fraunces Tavern® Museum! Thank you Morris Jumel Mansion for letting us take over social media for the day...
02/15/2021

Greetings from Fraunces Tavern® Museum! Thank you Morris Jumel Mansion for letting us take over social media for the day.

@frauncestavernmuseum was originally a private home owned by the DeLancey family. In 1762 local innkeeper, Samuel Fraunces, purchased 54 Pearl Street and opened it as a tavern. In the eighteenth century, taverns were places where travelers and locals went to exchange the latest news and ideas.

The New York Chamber of Commerce was founded at the Tavern in 1768. Many New York clubs and organizations also held meetings at the Tavern, such as the New York City Sons of Liberty, New York Society Library, the Social Club, the Friendly Brothers of St. Patrick, the Knights of the Order of Corsica, and the Saint Andrew’s Society.
It was in the Tavern’s Long Room that George Washington delivered his Farewell Address to officers of the Continental Army in 1783. The best known account of this emotional parting comes from the Memoirs of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge (pictured), written in 1830 and now on display in our McEntee Gallery.

Fraunces continued running the Tavern as the city settled into life post-revolution. In early 1785, he agreed to lease several rooms in the Tavern to the Continental Congress for use as office space for the Department of Foreign Affairs. Two weeks after the lease was signed, Fraunces, now a resident of New Jersey, sold the Tavern to Brooklyn butcher, George Powers. Two years later, both the War Department and the Treasury had leased rooms in the building.

#GeorgeWashington #PresidentsDay #AmericanRevolution #nyhistory #militaryhistory #NYC #RevolutionaryWar #museums

@NYTimes listed Morris-Jumel in the article, “Presidents’ Day: 5 Ways to Make It Meaningful This Year.” Did you know tha...
02/14/2021

@NYTimes listed Morris-Jumel in the article, “Presidents’ Day: 5 Ways to Make It Meaningful This Year.”

Did you know that when visiting MJM, you can stand inside the room #GeorgeWashington used as his office for five weeks during the #AmericanRevolution? Click the link in bio to read the #NewYorkTimes article, and to book your visit to the Mansion! Can’t visit us in person? Check out our virtual tour with @urbanistlive!

#presidentsday #americanhistory #nyc #washingtonheights #ny #theroomwhereithappens #office #persimmon #telescope #1776

Morris-Jumel was featured in Untapped Cities’ list of unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Come explore the romanti...
02/13/2021

Morris-Jumel was featured in Untapped Cities’ list of unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Come explore the romantic elements of the mansion - like this gorgeous cherub wallpaper - with your loved ones this weekend!

🏛 Join us for socially-distanced, self-guided tours of the mansion from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday’s & Sunday’s.
❤️ Reserve tickets for your Valentine today!
🎫 Visit MorrisJumel.org to make your reservation.
#valentinesday #nyc #untappedcities #untappedny #cherub #love #loveislove #historichouse #unique #celebrate #romantic #wallpaper #19thcentury

#HappyLunarNewYear! Last month, we celebrated the #YearoftheOx for our ConEdison #FamilyDay & Sat. 2/13 we will be distr...
02/12/2021

#HappyLunarNewYear! Last month, we celebrated the #YearoftheOx for our ConEdison #FamilyDay & Sat. 2/13 we will be distributing our #VictorianValentine activity kits. Bags are going fast, so visit our Family Day page to reserve one and learn about how you can participate in next week's Historic Houses Midwinter Fun & Games activity series next week, 2/16-2/20!

More: https://www.morrisjumel.org/family-days

#familyday #kids #activitykits #MorrisJumelMansion #MuseumFromHome #historichouses #games #handson #art

We are open for self-guided tours this weekend, and it's a great opportunity to visit our pop-up exhibition with NYC Dep...
02/11/2021

We are open for self-guided tours this weekend, and it's a great opportunity to visit our pop-up exhibition with NYC Department of Veterans' Services, Veteran Voices Project: Capturing the Oral History of New York City Veterans. This special exhibit highlights the stories and experiences of local veterans who are featured in the #VeteranVoicesProject, a DVS oral history initiative designed to preserve the stories of NYC's Military Veterans. Together, both organizations are proud to introduce an audio library of Veteran stories across all military branches and service areas, in a shared mission to preserve our City's history.

Be sure to see the exhibit before it closes on March 8, 2021!

Learn more about the Veteran Voices Project:https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/veterans/downloads/pdf/veterans-voices-project.pdf

#NYC #veterans #oralhistory #DepartmentofVeteransServices #militaryhistory #historichouses #MorrisJumelMansion #WashingtonHeights #museums #history

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65 Jumel Ter
New York, NY
10032

Subway "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 (east) side of St. Nicolas Avenue. Museum entrance is directly ahead of you at the end of Sylvan Terrace. Bus M2 ( Madison Ave.) to 160th and Edgecombe Ave. (uphill walk one block west to Jumel Terrace. Museum Entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace) M3 or M18 (Madison Ave.) to 160th and St. Nicholas Ave. (walk 1/2 block east to Jumel Terrace. Museum Entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace) M101 (Third Ave.) to 161st and Amsterdam Ave. (walk one block south to West 160th Street and two short blocks to Jumel Terrace. Museum entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace).

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(212) 923-8008

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Washington's other Birthday: The conversion from the old calendar to the new was also a problem. Washington's birthday was moved from February 11th to February 22nd. This apparently caused a great deal of confusion throughout his lifetime. Frequently one finds dates shown with (New Style) or (Old Style) after it, denoting it as either new style or old style. During his career as a public official and after his retirement to Mount Vernon, Washington appears to have celebrated his birthday on either date. On February 14th 1790, Tobias Lear, Washington's faithful private secretary, responded to a letter of inquiry by writing: "In reply to your wish to know the President’s birthday it will be sufficient to observe that it is on the 11th of February, Old Style; but the Almanac makers have generally set down opposite to the 22nd day of February of the present style; how far that may go towards establishing it on that day I don't know; but I could never consider it any other way than as stealing so many days from his valuable life as is the difference between the old and new styles. With sincere esteem, etc. Tobias Lear" Washington appears to have accepted the new style date in the last years of his life. On February 6, l799, he wrote John Trumbull and mentioned that his granddaughter, Nelly Custis was marrying Lewis, his nephew on his birthday, the 22nd, instant.
Today's accomplishment in Black History: On July 3, 1844 Macon Bolling Allen receives his license to practice law in Maine. Allen passes the Massachusetts Bar Exam on May 5, 1845, becoming the first African-American admitted to the bar.
Today's Black History Month accomplishment: On March 16, 1827, John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish found Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper. At its peak, Freedom’s Journal reaches circulation in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Haiti, and Europe.
Did you catch us on CBS New York this morning? Mary Calvi has written a novel about not one, but two, of our residents! Her first novel chronicles the relationship between George Washington and Mary Eliza Philipse, the richest heiress in New York. Read more: https://cbsloc.al/2zLUysy #GeorgeWashington
Thank you, Canadian readers, for making my biographical novel ELIZA JUMEL BURR, VICE QUEEN OF THE UNITED STATES the #1 Best Seller in Biographical Historical Fiction on Amazon Canada. Worldwide link:http://getBook.at/ElizaJumel
Amazing experience doing a paranormal investigation there.
Every August, there was a great concert at this place, sponsored by Parlor Entertainment. I hope it is still a tradition!
For Morris-Jumel Mansion fans--today our blog post is about Solomon Northup's family and their connection to this house and family: New on the blog! David Fiske discusses Solomon Northup's family, their connection to the Morris-Jumel Mansion, and their lives in the city during the years of his abduction: https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/solomon-northups-family-in-new-york-city
Dear Morris-Jumel Mansion, I'm a historical novelist, and always enjoy all my visits to the mansion. I'm also a member of the Aaron Burr Association. My latest release is a biographical novel about Eliza...ELIZA JUMEL BURR, VICE QUEEN OF THE UNITED STATES. Book link to Amazon: http://getBook.at/ElizaJumel
Dear All, I'm happy to announce that my bio novel about Eliza Jumel Burr was just released...I became interested in Aaron Burr when researching my Hamilton book, and Eliza really grabbed me...a woman after my own heart! By age 50 she owned half of New York City, married Aaron and divorced him when he started blowing thru her money. He also had a girlfriend in Jersey City and Eliza charged him with adultery. He died the day he got served with the divorce papers. Who was her lawyer? Alexander Hamilton Jr. of course! (can't make this stuff up!)