The storied Washington Heights/Sugar Hill plateau overlooking upper Harlem developed around the historic 18th and 19th-century country estates. Notable figures such as Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and Madame Eliza Jumel, socialite and second wife of former vice-president, Aaron Burr, and John James Audubon, the American ornithologist, naturalist, lived in the area and made their mark on American history.
Today, the area's topography still bears evidence of centuries past with rolling hills, wooded parks, and waterfront views, but amidst grand historic apartment houses and cultural institutions, a vibrant American-Dominican culture and street life now defines Washington Heights.
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Stop At: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Ter Washington Heights, New York City, NY 10032-5360
The Morris–Jumel Mansion or Morris House is a Federal style museum home in northern Manhattan with mid-eighteenth century roots.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Hispanic Society of America, 613 W 155th St at Broadway, New York City, NY 10032-7501
The Hispanic Society of America is a museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain and Portugal and their former colonies in Latin America, the Philippines and Portuguese India.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Harlem One Stop Walking Tours, 502 W 142nd St Ground Floor, New York City, NY 10031-6163
On this Washington Heights to Sugar Hill walking tour, your guide will take you on an informative walk through North Harlem. Learn about the development of area from rural countryside and estates, and the site of the revolutionary war, to what is now the center of New York's Dominican community.
We will pass by the Church of the Intercession & Trinity Cemetery – the resting place of some of New York City’s aristocracy and politicos who shaped the development of New York City.
Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion and The Hispanic Society of America. See former residences of some of Harlem’s notable residents associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Leave with a new understanding of this unique New York neighborhood. This tour is led by a Harlem local and great for all ages.
Duration: 2 hours