Help Restore the Morris-Jumel Mansion

Help us raise funds for the exterior restoration of the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum.
Carol Ward
New York City, New York
United States
4 Team Members
This campaign is raising funds on behalf of Morris Jumel Mansion Inc, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.

Manhattan's oldest house needs your help! 

Any home needs some TLC, but a 248-year-old house needs some extra care! 


With your help we will raise $40,000 over the next 40 days to restore the exterior of the building. Not only would we like the Mansion to appear as welcoming as possible, but external restorations minimize the amount of interior restoration to be done later and help preserve the mansion for years of future use.



Perched on the second highest point of the isle of Manhattan, borough's oldest residence, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, serves as an important crossroads between the past in the present.

The Mansion boasts an impressive pedigree. It not only served as residence of two prominent New York families, but also as George Washington’s headquarters for a brief time during the Revolutionary War and, for a short while, as the home of founding father and third Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr. The house was converted into a Museum in 1904 and has been in the service of the public ever since.

Creating History in the Present:

The Mansion and grounds offer more than a glimpse back in time, but serve as an important community resource, actively engaged in the lives of neighborhood members. The Mansion hosts many community events, not only for us, but also for many other local organizations, such as the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Aaron Burr Association, Harlem Swing Society, the Historic House Trust Contemporary Art Partnership, and local businesses. The Mansion also provides many different types of educational programs, a free space for community performances and exhibitions, as well as a much needed green oasis in an otherwise heavily urban area. 

While programming and community involvement form the heart and soul of the museums mission, restoration of the premises is essential to keeping the museum an active community resource. 

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$40,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 21, 2013
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  • $10USD

    For a $10 donation, you get a yearlong membership. That's free admission to the Mansion and all public programs, as well as a 10% discount in our gift shop.

    20 claimed
  • $25USD
    Dual Membership and Catalogue

    For $25 you get a dual membership for two adults, and an exhibition catalog from our latest contemporary art exhibition.

    12 claimed
  • $50USD
    Family Membership

    For $50 you will receive a family membership and a special Morris-Jumel Mansion gift basket. The first fifty people to donate at this level will also receive free admission to one special event at the Mansion.

    16 out of 75 claimed
  • $100USD
    Family Membership & Tour

    For $100 you will receive a family membership and private tour. The first 25 donors will also receive a $20 voucher redeemable at the gift shop.

    15 claimed
  • $250USD
    Private Tour with Artist

    For $250 you will be invited to a private tour with our current contemporary artist. The first ten donors at this level will also have the opportunity to help create a special work of art.

    2 out of 25 claimed
  • $500USD
    Cocktail Reception and Concert

    For $500 you will be invited to a special cocktail reception and early music concert on the grounds.

    3 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Tea Party

    For $1,000 the Mansion will host a Garden Tea Party for you and 10 guests in our historic sunken garden.

    1 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Private Party and Tour

    For $5,000 the Mansion will host a private dinner for you and six guests in our historic octagon drawing room, along with a private tour of the Mansion.

    0 claimed
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