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.
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