5 Historic Houses that fire the imagination

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 W 160th and 162nd Street)

+1 212 923 8008

http://www.morrisjumel.org

Never miss a hidden gem in your favourite city!

Sign up to see the full list and gain unlimited access to the website. Signing up is free and what’s even better: you’ll receive a 10% discount in the 500 Hidden Secrets online bookshop!

  • Save your favourite lists and create your own personal collection of hotspots
  • Gain access to every list on the website
  • Stay up-to-date on new secrets and destinations, exclusive discounts and giveaways
  • Get 10% off in our online bookshop

Already a member? Log in.

New here? Sign up.

Interests

Suggestions?

Want to share new hidden secrets in your hometown? Are you the author of the next hot city guide? Or do you want to team up in some other way? We look forward to hearing from you!

Contribute