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Fight in the Heights: 19th Century Boxing Match Recreation

Sunday, October 14, 2018

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

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Commemorating the sport of boxing’s arrival to these shores from England and the brief time that the Morris estate was converted into a tavern following the conclusion of the American Revolution, guests will witness a 19th century boxing match reenactment and learn the incredible story of Tom Molineaux. 

A man born on a southern tobacco plantation in 1784, Molineaux made his made his way north and, through boxing, fought for his freedom. Before and after the reenactment, guests will enjoy locally-brewed beer and live music of the day.

Please note: The reenactment portion is free. $20 for beer and tavern fare is optional. For more information, please email


Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park Accessible
65 Jumel Terrace
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Morris-Jumel Mansion

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(212) 923-8008

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