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Monthly Curator Tours of “Home Plate” at Morris Jumel Mansion

Join exhibition curator, Neil Scherer of Going, Going, Gone Sports on a one-hour specialized tour of the exhibition, “Home Plate,” which features iconic moments from the Polo Grounds stadium.

Since its construction in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Mansion has witnessed countless changes to the property and built environment. The original estate stretched from the Hudson to Harlem Rivers before being sold in parcels at various points throughout the 19th century and incorporated in the city grid. In 1890, the third incarnation of the Polo Grounds rose within the gaze of the Mansion on former riverfront property where the Morris’ and Jumels’ harvested oysters.

The iconic bathtub shaped stadium at the Polo Grounds served as home to the New York Giants baseball team from 1891-1957, the New York Yankees from 1913-22, the New York Giants football team from 1925-55, New York Mets from 1962-1963, as well as other professional teams and athletic events. This property, which lies east of the Mansion, just below Coogan’s Bluff, lays claim to some of the most exciting moments in American sports history. The exhibition will explore and celebrate those teams, players, and personalities that solidified the stadium as a New York icon and famed venue where local and national heroes cemented their reputations and legacies.

Included in the exhibition are extraordinarily rare autographs, tickets, photos, programs, and other ephemera that serves to commemorate the ghosts of this legendary New York athletic pantheon.

$15/$10 Museum Members.

Brooklyn Baroque: Holiday Concert in a Manhattan Mansion

Music at Morris-Jumel opens its 20th season with the annual Holiday Concert, featuring works by Handel, Boismortier, and more!  $30, $25 Members. Brooklyn Baroque and Friends: Madeline Apple Healey, soprano; Gregory Bynum, recorder; Jude Ziliak, violin; David Bakamjian, cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord.


Paranormal Investigation at Morris Jumel Mansion

Featured on GHOST ADVENTURES, HAUNTED USA; NEW YORK, and the TODAY SHOW, the Mansion is perceived by many as a paranormal conquest and has attracted academics and investigators such as Hans Holzer, Zak Bagans, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, and now you!

Learn the basics of ghost hunting with resident paranormal investigators and TAPS Family members, Vincent Carbone and Christopher Davalos, while attempting to communicate with the former residents of Manhattan’s oldest house. The evening begins with a discussion on paranormal theory, the history of building, and interesting past encounters. Guests then transition into executing a hands-on personal investigation of the period rooms and hidden corners of the home.

$35, $30 Members/Students.

This event is strictly for guests 18 years of age or older.

For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

For tickets, please click here.