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Even at the height of the hostilities between the colonists and the British during the American Revolution, the Morris-Jumel Mansion took no sides. At various points throughout the war, the Federal-style mansion served as headquarters of both the American and British forces. Following the war, Eliza Bowen Jumel, the widow of French merchant Stephen Jumel, married politician and infamous duelist Aaron Burr in the front parlor of the mansion. Eliza Bowen is still rumored to haunt the historic property, which is now a museum.
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