2. Queen Elizabeth Visited in 1976

Morris-Jumel Exterior

Queen Elizabeth II of England has only visited New York City twice, and on one of those occasions, she stopped at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The visit occurred in July 1976 during the Bicentennial Celebrations. After a busy day of greeting crowds in Lower Manhattan at Federal Hall and Trinity Church, the Queen traveled to Washington Heights to tour the grounds and historic gardens of the mansion. When the tour was complete, she headed off to a fashion show at Bloomingdale’s and later attended a reception at Lincoln Center.