5 historic houses that fire the imagination in New York

1) Morris-Jumel Mansion

Manhattan’s oldest house has had many illustrious dwellers. Built in 1765 as a country estate it also served as HQ for George Washington, was the home of Aaron Burr, and the outrageous and illegitimate daughter of a Rhode Island prostitute Eliza Bowen Jumel who became mistress of the house. Tour the house itself and current exhibition. 

interior of the Morris-Jumel Mansion

at: Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace (between West 160th and 162nd Street)

+1 212 923 8008


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