At 250 years old, Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan's oldest house. Built in 1765 by British Army Colonel Roger Morris, the Mansion served as headquarters to General George Washington during the 1776 battle of New York and was for 50 years the residence of the Eliza Jumel, one of America's richest women and second wife to Vice President Aaron Burr.
Today, Morris-Jumel Mansion is a not-for-profit museum, welcoming each year tens of thousands of international and local visitors, including, nearly daily, elementary- and high school-aged children. Committed to preserving, interpreting, and making relevant to diverse audiences the Mansion's illustrious past and varied collection of period art and furnishings, Morris-Jumel is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and the American Alliance of Museums.
Sat & Sun Tour Info: Guided tours will be offered at 12 and 3pm, both days.
For Kids: Family friendly craft projects will be available throughout the day; check www.morrisjumel.org for more information.
Image Credit: Tom Stoelker