The Morris-Jumel Mansion — the oldest house in Manhattan — was built in 1765 by British Colonel Roger Morris and his American wife and later purchased by the Jumel family in 1810.
“In addition to having a house that reflects a time period back to the colonial days, we think we also try and represent what has happened in America, and interpret what has happened in American over that more than 200 year period,” said Morris-Jumel Mansion Director of Public Affairs Rich Foster.
The mansion, located between 160th and 162nd Streets near St. Nicholas Avenue, once had views of New York Harbor and the Hudson and Harlem Rivers.
General George Washington used the home as a headquarters in the fall of 1776 during the Revolutionary War.
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