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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Events

Bilingual Tour of the Mansion and Grounds (en Espanol)

The Morris Jumel Mansion dates back to 1765 when it was first built as a summer home for British Colonel Roger Morris,...

Facilities

Directions to Roger Morris Park

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ParkRoger Morris Park

Roger Morris Park and Morris-Jumel Mansion will be open Thursdays-Sundays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. through October 1.

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