Recommendation by Lemi
If the walls could speak in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, they’d have sizzling tales of the powerful men that resided within it once upon a time. That’s probably why Lin-Manuel Miranda (playwright of “Hamilton: An American Musical) sought inspiration here, writing “Wait For It” and “The Room Where It Happens” in the very quarters where it all conspired. He spent a bit of time in Aaron Burr’s old bedroom too, scribbling away plots and lyrics. George Washington lived here for little over a month in 1776. Later on in 1790, during his presidency, the house hosted the cabinet meetings. They were far from rap battles, like in the musical, but they were heated discussions between Hamilton, Vice President John Adams, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, and Secretary of War Henry Knox. Bring them to life and bop to “Cabinet Battle #1” and #2 while touring the stately home.
Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York City, New York, USA
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