This iconic whitewashed house in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood was built in 1765 and is officially the oldest home in the borough. Now a museum dedicated to the city—and the nation’ —colorful past, the Morris-Jumel Mansion once served as the headquarters for the American Revolution.
In addition to exploring the galleries, which are filled with historic artifacts and photographs, travelers can enjoy the expansive gardens, which are tended by local volunteers, and even relax during warmer months with live music performances in the stunning outdoor setting.
The mansion is located at 65 Jumel Terrace in Roger Morris Park, near Amsterdam Avenue. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.