Border-to-Border Morris-Jumel Mansion’s Self-guided Walking Tour of the Original Morris and Jumel Estates
Through this self-guided walking tour, explore the original tracts of land owned by the Morris (1765–1776) and Jumel (1810–1884) families, which stretched roughly river-to-river over fifteen modern city blocks. Discover how the built environment and landscape surrounding the Mansion, located on the ancestral homeland of the Lenape people, has evolved over the centuries.
Exploring Black History in Sugar Hill and Around Morris-Jumel Mansion
As the oldest surviving house in Manhattan, Morris-Jumel Mansion has borne witness to much of New York City’s rich and diverse history. Situated on the border of Sugar Hill and Washington Heights, the museum and neighborhood have been shaped by Black history.