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19th Century Boxing Match Recreation

Commemorating the sport of boxing’s arrival to these shores from England and the brief time that the Morris estate was converted into a tavern following the conclusion of the American Revolution, guests will witness a 19th century boxing match reenactment and learn the incredible story of Tom Molineaux. 

A man of color born on a southern tobacco plantation in 1784, Molineaux made his made his way north and, through boxing, fought for his freedom. Before and after the reenactment, guests will enjoy locally brewed beer and live music of the day. Reenactment portion is free.  $20 for beer & tavern fare optional. For additional information, please email

To reserve beer and tavern fare, click here.

Part of Open House New York.

Earlier Event: October 14
Public Tour: Docent Guided
Later Event: October 20
Public Tour: Docent Guided

Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Events are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council and Borough President, Gale Brewer and Councilman, Ydanis Rodriguez. 

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

(212) 923-8008