From Farmland to Uptown: Exploring the Former Morris-Jumel Mansion Estate
Led By Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Through this self-guided downloadable walking tour, explore the original tract of land owned by the Morris (1765-1776) and Jumel (1810-1884) families. Discover how the landscape and built environment surrounding the Mansion has evolved over the centuries, with a focus on key historical and natural landmarks like the 256 year old Morris-Jumel Mansion, the houses of Sylvan Terrace, and the 18th century “Dinosaur” English Elm tree located nearby.
The self-guided walking tour will be hosted on Morris-Jumel Mansion's (MJM) website and available as a downloadable pdf and printed copies will be available for pick up at MJM. We are mindful of font size and map legibility and planning to test how the map appears on a desktop and phone. MJM is planning a route that is within a 10 block radius of the Mansion and that is estimated to be no longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the pace of walkers, with clearly denoted public transit stops at each location on the route. Most of the planned sites are accessible from the city sidewalk which have wheelchair accessibility/curb ramp cutaways or multiple ways of accessing the stop. For example, Sylvan Terrace is a Belgian paved street that can be accessed by stairs or by traveling up one block and visiting the street using the side walk in front of the Mansion. Any site which is not easily accessible will be noted on the map.