High Bridge Tour

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:30am

Meet near the entrance to the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC.  Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions, can be found at: www.morrisjumel.org.  We will approach the bridge via the Aqueduct pathway, which leads from W. 158th x Edgecombe Avenue to the High Bridge. On the bridge we will enjoy the views and marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. A side trip up the stairs on the Manhattan side of the bridge to view the tower and the former site of the reservoir is optional, as is a self-led tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion (Manhattan’s oldest house – admission $10/$8) at the conclusion of the walk.  Without optional side trips, the walk from the Mansion to the High Bridge and back is on flat terrain and is approximately 3 miles (3 hours). Reservations required.  Inquiries:  Sara Kelsey, saraakeley@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.