I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Morris Jumel Mansion

What: Morris Jumel Mansion

Where: 160th and Edgecombe Ave.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages


Mom's view: The Morris Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan and was at one time the headquarters of George Washington and his officers. It was later the home of Eliza and Stephen Jumel. Eliza was later married to Aaron Burr, and they, in fact, were married in the house. This is only a small portion of the significance of this historic location. It is definitely a noteworthy place to visit especially for anyone interested in history particularly history related to the period of the revolutionary war and immediately afterward. From the Morris Jumel Mansion, it is only a short walk to the Hamilton Grange, where Alexander Hamilton lived. Hamilton's New York Tours Hamilton in Harlem Tour covers both of these iconic location although they focus more on the general history of the period and Alexander Hamilton's role in it than the history of these important locations themselves. For more about this tour, see our previous post Where-To-Go Wednesday - Hamilton's Harlem Tour  For more about the Hamilton Grange, see our previous post Where-To-Go Wednesday - Hamilton Grange. Visits to the  Morris Jumel house are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free. The house is open daily  except Mondays, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Various events are also held at the house including family events, paranormal investigations, and tours. Some of these events are free some require a fee, visit the web-site listed below for more information. Please note that the house does have stairs and because of its age and landmark status it is not handicapped accessible although the park which surrounds it is handicapped accessible.


For more information, visit https://www.morrisjumel.org.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. I've been there and it is very cool! As I recall, the views to the east are incredible!