After 6 months of repairs, the Morris-Jumel Mansion finally reopens

Updated: Mar 9


Six months after unforeseen repairs closed the Morris-Jumel Mansion, this colonial jewel in Washington Heights has finally reopened.

The doors at Manhattan's oldest house swung open yesterday, welcoming back visitors to historic rooms that let you time travel to the exact spot where George Washington planned his first victory in battle and where Aaron Burr (the man who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel) once slept.

​For those who have been patiently waiting to go on a proper docent-guided public tour, the next one is this Sunday.

Luckily, the mansion was also able to extend the Charles Addams exhibit "Family and Friends" through August 26th. Featuring the famed New Yorker cartoonist's original drawings and memorabilia, the show is a must for any fans of the Addams Family, macabre humor, and New York City in general.

Another indoor destination that's now open is the mansion's always-fun gift shop–new merchandise includes Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr-themed candles from Until the Very End Co., according to a recent post on Instagram.

Check out the full schedule of summer events–both indoors and out–here.

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