Morris Jumel Mansion

Morris Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion | 65 Jumel Terrace The oldest house in Manhattan. The revolutionaries met here during the revolution and then it became a sort of government building for a while. Now it’s a museum.

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Tourist Destination: This is the oldest house in Manhattan.

The Morris–Jumel Mansion, also known as the Roger and Mary Philipse Morris House, “Mount Morris” and other similar names, located at 65 Jumel Terrace in Roger Morris Park in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is the oldest house in the borough. It was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer, and served as a headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution.

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