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Morris-Jumel Mansion: Family Outing

Morris-Jumel Mansion: Family Outing

Morris-Jumel Mansion serves as a cultural resource for national and international visitors and particularly the diverse residents of New York City. Visitors will learn about the lives of the people who have been an important part of the history of this mansion, which includes both the Morris and Jumel families and even George Washington. Harlem Renaissance artists and many immigrant groups have been neighbors to the mansion as well.

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inside the morris jumel mansion

Inside the historical mansion, visitors can see the way people lived centuries ago. 

The mansion provides an unsurpassed educational history for children and young adults via writing, critical thinking, and art. The adult program focuses on theater, music, lectures, and tours of the mansion. 

Docent-guided tours of the mansion are offered regularly—$12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Lead by one of the mansion’s expert docents, families can learn about the rich history of the mansion, the famous people who have come through it over the years, and the rich lives of people from centuries ago. 

School tours, full of hands-on learning adventures, are beloved by students. Kids learn about archaeology, the Revolutionary War, and more.

The garden and grounds are spectacular, and events such as yoga and picnicking are a wonderful way to see the manicured landscape, the lush greenery, and fresh flowers. Various art exhibitions from artists worldwide are on display year-round and change season by season.


kids gardening

Children take care of the lush gardens surrounding the property. 

Address: 65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan
Directions: About a 20-min drive from Flushing
Hours: Monday, by appointment only; Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. The museum is closed on New Year’s, Memorial, Labor, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days.
Admission: $10; $8 seniors and students; free for children 12 and younger and members
For more information: 212-923-8008 or

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