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Washington Heights Historic Houses

Update August 3rd: Due to the large group, we will face serious time and capacity issues at both the Hamilton Grange and the Dyckman Farmhouse stops so I've decided to drop the Dyckman Farmhouse from this walk and schedule another walk to the Dyckman Farmhouse and Inwood and Isham parks in September.

We will still meet at 10:30, explore City College and Hamilton Heights, reach the Hamilton Grange around 11:45, then head north through Sugar Hill, visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where we will have lunch outside, then explore new paths through Highbridge Park, ending the walk at the Dyckman Avenue stop of the 1 train. The distance will be about 7 miles, it should take about 5 hours. 

Apologies to those who are most interested in seeing the Dyckman Farmhouse, I will schedule a visit in September. The revised itinerary will allow us a better opportunity to see Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Grange, Sugar Hill, Morris Jumel Mansion and the new paths at Highbridge Park and avoid us creating problems at the very interesting but very small Dyckman Farmhouse.

We'll start at Hamilton Grange and visit Morris-Jumel Mansion and Dyckman Farmhouse.  About 8 miles, some hills, about 2 hours walking, half hour lunch and about half an hour at each of the three sites, so about 4 hours in total.  We'll begin by meeting at the 1 train station at 137th Street, walk to Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton's home, at 141st Street, then north along Edgecomb Avenue to the Morris-Jumel Mansion ($5 admission) at 163rd Street. then eat our lunch outside in Highbridge Park. After lunch we will continue north to the Dyckman Farmhouse (only $1 admission!) at Broadway and 204th Street. The Dyckman house is small, we will have to take turns going inside.  The A train is at Broadway and 207th Street or the 1 train is at 10th Avenue and 207th Street for return.

Meet: 10:30 a.m. at the 137th Street stop of the 1 train.

Leader: Tom Bergen[masked] [masked]

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  • Sandy

    Dear Tom,

    Thanks for a lovely walk in upper NYC. It was great discovering parts of the city I new very little or nothing about. Looking forward to another excursion uptown soon.

    P.S. -- Cheryl, the pics are terrific!

    Best,

    Sandy

    1 · August 11, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Thank you for a great walk, Tom. Interesting sites and good pace. :-)

    1 · August 9, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Thanks for coming and thanks for all the great photos.

      1 · August 10, 2014

  • Peter

    A terrific walk led by Tom, lots of hidden gems.

    2 · August 10, 2014

  • Margaret B.

    Thanks, Tom, I saw a piece of NY that I had no idea even existed!

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Margaret B.

    Cheryl, thanks for capturing our day in pics!

    2 · August 10, 2014

  • Rose

    Great photos Cheryl.

    4 · August 10, 2014

  • nubia

    Great day for a great walk! Thank you, Tom - the historic houses are true city gems. Enjoyed the day!

    3 · August 10, 2014

  • Rose

    Thanks for a great day ,Tom. It was a great walk.

    2 · August 9, 2014

  • Tom B.

    We will be going to see the Dyckman farmhouse and Isham and Inwood parks on Saturday, September 13, I'll post that hike in a day or two.

    2 · August 8, 2014

    • Marie:110

      Thank you Tom, I'm really looking forward to it.

      August 9, 2014

  • Wai-Leng

    I had a very good work out today with many uphill, downhill as well as steps. First time to visit beautiful Hamilton Grange, Morris Jumel Mansion and Highbridge Park.Thank you Tom for organizing and leading.

    2 · August 9, 2014

  • Peter

    Should we bring lunch, or we can we buy it on the walk?

    August 8, 2014

    • Cheryl

      Probably advisable to bring lunch, since we will only do a half hour lunch break.

      1 · August 8, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Hi guys, bring lunch, we'll also walk a stretch along St. Nicholas Ave. to find a deli or whatever but I have not scouted out what is available along the way.

      August 8, 2014

  • Marie:110

    I'll wait to see the Dykman Farm.

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to have to miss this. I hurt my knee this week and still waiting for it to go back to normal. Enjoy!

    August 8, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Update August 3rd: Due to the large group, we will face serious time and capacity issues at both the Hamilton Grange and the Dyckman Farmhouse stops so I've decided to drop the Dyckman Farmhouse from this walk and schedule another walk to the Dyckman Farmhouse and Inwood and Isham parks in September.

    We will still meet at 10:30, explore City College and Hamilton Heights, reach the Hamilton Grange around 11:45, then head north through Sugar Hill, visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where we will have lunch outside, then explore new paths through Highbridge Park, ending the walk at the Dyckman Avenue stop of the 1 train. The distance will be about 7 miles, it should take about 5 hours.

    1 · August 3, 2014

    • Tom B.

      Apologies to those who are most interested in seeing the Dyckman Farmhouse, I will schedule a visit in September. The revised itinerary will allow us a better opportunity to see Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Grange, Sugar Hill, Morris Jumel Mansion and the new paths at Highbridge Park and avoid us creating problems at the very interesting but very small Dyckman Farmhouse.

      August 3, 2014

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