Roger Morris Park

Jumel Terr To Edgecombe Av, W 160 St To W 162 St

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, Morris-Jumel Mansion, is a monument to colonial grandeur. Built in 1765 as a summer retreat for British colonel Roger Morris and his American wife Mary Philipse, this house is the only survivor of a number of similar country houses built by wealthy New Yorkers. Morris, the nephew of a successful English architect, was greatly influenced by the designs of the 16th-century Italian architect Palladio. His sophisticated residence includes a monumental portico and pediment, supported by grand Tuscan columns, and a large, two-story octagonal addition at the rear, one of the first of its kind in the country.

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CANCELLED: Con Edison Family Days

Please note: this event has been cancelled.Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for...

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To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, and to support the City’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Roger Morris Park and the whole Historic House Trust collection is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

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