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Morris-Jumel Mansion [NY]

The 1765 Palladian-style Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest residence in Manhattan. It served as the headquarters of George Washington between September and October 1776. Given its location on high ground, the residence was attractive to military commanders; and it was used by a number of Englishmen and Hessians for that reason. After the Revolutionary War, the home became an inn; and the interior was decorated in the French Imperial style in the early 19th-century. John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Alexander Hamilton all dined at the site in 1790.

The mansion offers period rooms, self-guided tours, one-hour guided group tours of the home, one hour guided group tours of the neighborhood, art workshops, lectures, an annual classical music series, and 90-minute educational programs which meet state educational standards. Reservations are required for group tours, and 10 or more visitors must be present. The website offers a teacher's guide.

 
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