I took the Amtrak train down to Manhattan last weekend and spent time at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. This is a “jewel in the crown” and is the oldest house in Manhattan. It is located in Fort Washington on the upper West side of New York City up from Harlem and off Amsterdam Avenue and past Columbia University.
Inside the black iron fence sits a sunken garden where I found myself watching on the awakening spring morning children from PS4 being introduced to the basics of gardening. Lecturers inside the mansion were preparing presentations on the founding fathers and their quest to establish a country free from tyranny.