The Jumel Terrace Historic District is located in Washington Heights, a neighbourhood in the most northern part of Manhattan. The hilly area is on the high ridge of Upper Manhattan and offers spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.
Sylvan Terrace and the Morris-Jumel Mansion are part of this historic area. A must-visit for architectural enthusiasts, Sylvan Terrace features wooden rowhouses built in the 1880s. On top of the hill at the end of Sylvan Terrace is one of the oldest houses in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Surrounding the estate are the streets of Jumel Terrace, which are lined with landmarked three-storey brown and limestone rowhouses built in 1896.