Morris-Jumel Mansion | Edgar Allan Poe Cottage | Scandinavia House

by NYJ Team

We’ve just added more new reviews for some NYC museums and historical sites. Here are a few…

Morris-Jumel Mansion
The oldest house in Manhattan is a must-visit destination for American history buffs. Built by British Colonel Roger Morris in 1765 as a summer home, the Morris-Jumel Mansion was used by George Washington as headquarters in the American Revolutionary War. Today the mansion serves as a museum showcasing American life from the colonial era to the present… Read more

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
This humble cottage was the last home of Edgar Allan Poe. The poet and author lived here from 1846-49 with his ailing wife Virginia Clemm and her mother Maria. The master of the macabre penned some of his most noteworthy poetry here including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells” and “Eureka.”… Read more

Scandinavia House
If you ever wondered if there is more to Scandinavian culture than IKEA, then it is worth paying a visit to Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America. Home to The American-Scandinavian Foundation, this modern building features two floors of galleries showcasing the art and culture of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland as well as a hall for films, music and drama performances… Read more

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