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 has been shaped by Black history.

60–75 minutes
2.5 miles
Public Transportation

Tour Start—Nearest bus stops: M2, M3, M100 at W 166 St/St. Nicholas Ave; M5 at Broadway/W 167 St; M4 at Ft Washington Ave/W 165 St // Nearest train station: 1 A C at 168 St*
Tour End—Nearest bus stops: M2 at Edgecombe Ave/W 160 St; M3, M100, M101 at Amsterdam Ave/W 158 St // Nearest train station: C at 163 St
Note: The 168 St Station 1 and 155th Street C are not ADA-accessible


Jackie Robinson Park

155th St and Edgecombe Avenue

Formerly known as Colonial Park, this park was renamed after legendary baseball player Jackie Robin- son (1919–1972) in 1978. Robinson is known for breaking the color barrier in the sport, becoming the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The park is a NYC landmark and is one of four “Historic Harlem Parks.” Robinson played at the nearby Polo Grounds, along with other African-American teams, such as the New York Cubans.