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Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay and #WomensHistoryMonth at the Mansion this week with Sunday's guided tour at 2 pm, Ka...
03/08/2020
Upcoming Events — Morris-Jumel Mansion

Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay and #WomensHistoryMonth at the Mansion this week with Sunday's guided tour at 2 pm, Katherine Manthorne's Two Elizas lecture on Thursday, and Votes for Women button-making during our free #SecondSaturday #ConEdisonFamDay! More: https://bit.ly/2IpMJNQ

02/08/2020

Today’s Family Day activities at the Mansion: 12:00-2:00pm ‘Make your own Victorian Valentines,’ and free tours at 11 (en Español) and noon (English)

Join us at the Mansion for some free family fun this Saturday, 2/8 from 12 PM to 2 PM. This month's Con Edison Family Da...
02/07/2020

Join us at the Mansion for some free family fun this Saturday, 2/8 from 12 PM to 2 PM. This month's Con Edison Family Day, we will be creating Victorian Valentines for loved ones using ribbon, lace, and our imaginations! Admission is free for all ages. #morrisjumel #ValentinesDay #handsonart #washingtonheights

02/03/2020

The Mansion will be closed until Thursday, February 6th for Winter Break. Visit us this weekend!

01/18/2020

The mansion is open for self-guided tours today, but there will be no Saturday docent tour at noon. Regularly scheduled docent tours will resume tomorrow (Sunday tours are at 2pm.) Have a happy, snowy Saturday!

Scrambling for last minute holiday presents? Tickets for January’s Paranormal Historical Investigation are now on sale. ...
12/24/2019

Scrambling for last minute holiday presents? Tickets for January’s Paranormal Historical Investigation are now on sale. Give the gift of exploring Manhattan’s Oldest House, former revolutionary headquarters of George Washington, after-hours, with investigative equipment, all while learning about the history of the Mansion and its hauntings!
https://m.facebook.com/events/2642811275805518?ref=bookmarks

Come visit and enjoy Manhattan's oldest house this holiday season! Special Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve (10:00 am - 4:00...
12/23/2019

Come visit and enjoy Manhattan's oldest house this holiday season! Special Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve (10:00 am - 4:00 pm), Christmas Day (Closed), New Year's Eve (10:00 am - 4:00 pm), New Year's Day (Closed)

Did you miss the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s run of A Christmas Carol, a Play with music? You still have a chance to see Jeff...
12/18/2019

Did you miss the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s run of A Christmas Carol, a Play with music? You still have a chance to see Jefferies Thaiss & Eric Scott Anthony perform this delightful rendition. Use the code MORRISJUMEL (not case sensitive) for 50% off your tickets to this weekend’s performances at the Al Hirshfeld Mansion/Museum, which includes Dickensian-style snacks! Tickets on Eventbrite via ChristmasCarolPlayWithMusic.com or
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/art-amp-anvil-entertainment-26531689813

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“A Christmas Carol: A Play with Music” debuted at the Morris-Jumel Mansion last night! The entire audience (including st...
12/13/2019

“A Christmas Carol: A Play with Music” debuted at the Morris-Jumel Mansion last night! The entire audience (including staff!) was captivated by the actor & musician’s entertaining chemistry & by their obvious talent!

Tonight’s show is SOLD OUT; just FOUR tickets left to the final performance tomorrow night!

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TONIGHT is the first performance of “A Christmas Carol”: A Play with Music!Ticket update:TONIGHT, 12/12 at 8pm - some ti...
12/12/2019

TONIGHT is the first performance of “A Christmas Carol”: A Play with Music!

Ticket update:
TONIGHT, 12/12 at 8pm - some tickets remaining
Friday, 12/13 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, 12/14 - FOUR tickets left

Join MJM this Saturday, 12/14 for a day of festive merriment!
12/11/2019

Join MJM this Saturday, 12/14 for a day of festive merriment!

Don your most festive attire & join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer & merriment!
#morrisjumel #morrisjumelmansion #holidayparty #washingtonheights #hamiltonheights #inwood #nyc #ues #uws #forttryon #victorian #costumeparty

12/11/2019
Morris-Jumel Mansion

What better place to see Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” than Manhattan’s oldest (and purportedly haunted!) house? Join in the mansion magic & witness the spirits of the season come to life in this two-man, musical performance of Dickens’ masterpiece, performed just as Dickens himself performed it at New York’s Park Theater (the same stage the mansion’s own Eliza Jumel once performed on!) Tickets at MorrisJumel.org🌲 👻 🎁

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#nyctheatre #nyctheater #offbroadway #holidayshows #nyc #morrisjumel #morrisjumelmansion #washingtonheights #inwood #hamiltonheights #harlem #uws #ues #westvillage #brooklyn #uptownnyc #achristmascarol #donyc #historichouse #historichousenyc #nycparksdept #christmasinnewyork

What better place to see Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” than Manhattan’s oldest (and purportedly haunted!) house? Join in the mansion magic & witness the spirits of the season come to life in this two-man, musical performance of Dickens’ masterpiece, performed just as Dickens himself performed it at New York’s Park Theater (the same stage the mansion’s own Eliza Jumel once performed on!) Tickets at MorrisJumel.org🌲 👻 🎁

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12/02/2019
BAH! Humbug!

Bah, Humbug! Looking for holiday events for the whole family? “A Christmas Carol” is coming to the Morris-Jumel Mansion! 50% off “SCROOGE” promo ends TONIGHT - Cyber Monday at Midnight!

🛍 Forget Black Friday, today, December 1st is MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY!🏡Skip the hustle & bustle, enjoy a uniquely relaxing e...
12/01/2019

🛍 Forget Black Friday, today, December 1st is MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY!
🏡Skip the hustle & bustle, enjoy a uniquely relaxing experience at the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s Museum Store, all while shopping guilt-free, with the knowledge you are supporting MJM’s mission and programming!
📚 Products sold in museum stores are curated and often developed exclusively by the museum, resulting in distinctive items, like MJM’s exclusively branded Oliver & Pluff Colonial Teas, or our finely scented Colonial Wildflower soap.
⚾️ All shopped-out? Skip the store & head up to the second floor gallery to chat with Curator, Neil Scherer about current exhibition “Home Plate” - a must see for any sports history fan!

#BeAPatron on Museum Store Sunday and all year round!
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Huge thanks to everyone who braved yesterday’s cold, and participated in the Battle of Fort Washington Commemoration in ...
11/18/2019

Huge thanks to everyone who braved yesterday’s cold, and participated in the Battle of Fort Washington Commemoration in Fort Tryon Park! Morris-Jumel’s booth had a line all day, as children and adults tried their hands at painstakingly slow quill-writing. Everyone went home with their own quill-written letters, ink-stained hands, and a new found appreciation for ball-point pens!
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Spend Sunday, November 17th, in Washington Heights!Join Neil Scherer, of Going, Going, Gone Sports, curator of the exhib...
11/17/2019

Spend Sunday, November 17th, in Washington Heights!

Join Neil Scherer, of Going, Going, Gone Sports, curator of the exhibition, “Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds,” for his Monthly Curator Tour at 12:30pm (a MUST-SEE for any true, NY sports fan!) The exhibition is in its final weeks, so do not miss this opportunity for a specialized, insiders-tour of this incredible collection.

Morris-Jumel Mansion will also have a pop-up booth at the Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington, in Fort Tryon Park, from 12-3pm. Come try your hand at quill-writing in the park (after your baseball tour with Neil Scherer!)

This Weekend: Morris-Jumel Mansion has a winning line-up of events to remedy for your Post-Season Baseball blues! For ti...
11/12/2019

This Weekend: Morris-Jumel Mansion has a winning line-up of events to remedy for your Post-Season Baseball blues! For tickets and more information, visit MorrisJumel.org

11/01/2019
Hunting ghosts at New York City's Morris-Jumel Mansion

Happy Haunting! 👻 ‘Tis the season for the mansion! Check out our paranormal investigator, Vincent Carbone, on CBS News discussing our history of hauntings, and paranormal investigations!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hunting-ghosts-at-morris-jumel-mansion-paranormal-investigator-vincent-carbone/

Built in 1765, it served as a war room for Gen. George Washington and home for Aaron Burr – and something, paranormal investigators say, still lives there

10/31/2019
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Happy Halloween! Come on a teaser paranormal investigation this Halloween at Manhattan's oldest residence!!!

Happy Halloween from Morris-Jumel Mansion!Join us live from Manhattan’s oldest house for a paranormal investigation!

10/23/2019
Q&A: Neil Scherer

Read all about Neil Scherer, the Curator of our current exhibition, "Home Plate: A Celebration of the Polo Grounds," in his Q&A about the exhibition with Antiques and the Arts Weekly!

For your own personal Q&A with Neil, join us at one of our upcoming Curator talks on Nov. 17th or Dec. 15th at 12:30PM. The exhibition is on display through to January 5, 2020 - it is an absolute must see for any New York sports fan!

https://www.antiquesandthearts.com/qa-neil-scherer/

Neil Scherer's passion for sports began at an early age, in a familiar rite of passage for most boys who learn about sports from their fathers. He embraced the

Even "Inside Edition" is interested in exploring our eerie history-laced hallways, with a history of "sighting" and unex...
10/17/2019
Inside Edition

Even "Inside Edition" is interested in exploring our eerie history-laced hallways, with a history of "sighting" and unexplained happenings dating back to the 19th century.... Do you have the guts to explore Manhattan's Oldest House for yourself this Halloween? Check out our page for our spooky upcoming events, and come get into the Halloween spirit with our spirits!

The Morris-Jumel Mansion, a museum tucked away in a quiet section of New York City’s Washington Heights, is believed to be one of Manhattan’s most haunted locations.

Searching for something spooky to start off Halloween season? Hankering for haunting tales in a historic house? Whether ...
10/17/2019

Searching for something spooky to start off Halloween season? Hankering for haunting tales in a historic house? Whether it’s the history or the macabre that you seek, Morris-Jumel Mansion is the place for you this weekend!

Fireside Mystery Theatre is taking over the Mansion for an evening of spooky historical fiction, perfectly tuned for the Halloween season. Be our ghoulish guests as FMT presents their unique brand of original audio drama performed live in the Octagon Room with VIP seating, and broadcast in real time throughout two other historic period rooms in the mansion, creating a unique, historic, and haunted ambiance...
$25 Museum Members
$30 Regular admission
$40 VIP viewing with gift bag

https://www.facebook.com/events/2412229339013261/?ti=icl

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-audio-drama-in-a-historic-haunted-mansion-tickets-72317209721?ref=eios

Join us this hair-raising Halloween season as the Morris Jumel Mansion hosts Fireside Mystery Theater, for two nights of...
10/09/2019

Join us this hair-raising Halloween season as the Morris Jumel Mansion hosts Fireside Mystery Theater, for two nights of spine-chilling stories in our period rooms! Listen to stories about the Mansion's longest residing resident, in the very rooms where she once lived (....and died!)

What happens when the best in thrilling original radio theatre enters Manhattan’s oldest residence? Spirits just might materialize. Fri Oct 18th & Sat Oct 19th 8pm at The Morris-Jumel Mansion. Join us for an evening of ghostly historical fiction that allows you the audience to explore the mansion! Tickets available at : bit.ly/2p5mUfz

The New York Yankees made the playoffs!!! Did you know that there are four sites of Yankees ballfields located within a ...
10/01/2019
New York Yankees Historic Stadium Walking Tour

The New York Yankees made the playoffs!!! Did you know that there are four sites of Yankees ballfields located within a mile of the Mansion? Join us on Sunday for a walking tour to learn more - from Hilltop Park to the Bronx! Tickets are still available!

Walking Tour with Marty Appel

On Wednesday, join us for “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City” Lecture & Book Signing: Hear from architectural hist...
09/23/2019

On Wednesday, join us for “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City” Lecture & Book Signing: Hear from architectural historian and critic, Paul Goldberger, as he discusses the history of baseball through the stories of vibrant and ever-changing ballparks. An investigation of New York City’s great stadiums will illuminate the city’s love affair with America’s favorite pastime. Book available for purchase in gift shop. EVENT INFO: https://bit.ly/2m9DglU

Meet the Mami Chulas!
09/05/2019
Meet the Mami Chulas

Meet the Mami Chulas!

Claudia Mendoza created a social club with events for Latina women who span generations.

Join us on Saturday for a day packed with Family Activities, including Family Yoga at 10:00am, Bilingual Family Tours at...
08/08/2019
Family Days — Morris-Jumel Mansion

Join us on Saturday for a day packed with Family Activities, including Family Yoga at 10:00am, Bilingual Family Tours at 11:00, and Victorian Fan-making family activity from 12-2pm. All events are free and open to the public.

ConEd Family Programs are held on the second Saturday of each month from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the museum’s Colonial Kitchen. For more information contact [email protected].

The Mansion will be closed to the public July 19th-21st due to the Excessive Heat Warning affecting New York City, but R...
07/18/2019
Cartooning Workshop with Feggo at a New Location

The Mansion will be closed to the public July 19th-21st due to the Excessive Heat Warning affecting New York City, but Roger Morris Park will remain open.
This Saturday's Cartooning Workshop with Felipe Galindo Feggo will be held off-site at Broadway Housing Communities at 898 St. Nicholas Avenue from 2-4 PM.
For additional information, please contact [email protected].

We hope you stay cool this weekend! - https://mailchi.mp/morrisjumel/join-us-this-may-at-manhattans-oldest-house-3524317

Join exhibiting NEW YORKER cartoonist, Felipe Galindo Feggo for a hands-on workshop in which guests will learn how to create their own cartoons. Supplies will be provided. Seating is limited, advanced registration is required! $20, $15 Members/Students.Our exhibition, "Washington Takes Manhattan," f...

07/08/2019

Join us this weekend for some family fun at the Morris-Jumel Mansion! Free movie, yoga, bilingual tours, and colonial ice cream activity! See event information below.

Tonight at the Mansion! 7:00 pm Gallery Talk with Cartoonist Felipe Galindo Feggo followed by the summer premier of our ...
06/21/2019

Tonight at the Mansion! 7:00 pm Gallery Talk with Cartoonist Felipe Galindo Feggo followed by the summer premier of our Film Works Alfresco series with Inwood Art Works, featuring "Annie" at 8:30 pm. Join us!

Address

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

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(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!)