Daily Archives: July 4, 2017

Morris-Jumel Mansion

The Morris-Jumel Mansion bills their property as Manhattan’s oldest house.

Since I always try to do one new thing each time I visit NYC, I made the long trek north in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, and was rewarded with a delightful hour.  The docent in the kitchen was especially informative.

George Washington used this house as his headquarters before the Yankees had to abandon Manhattan.  And Aaron Burr lived here for a while until the end of his life.  The house is steeped in history, and to think that I was standing in George Washington’s study was, well, a little overwhelming.