Washington Heights Monuments and Statues

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There’s no better way of uncovering a city’s history than by exploring its statues and monuments. They’re unique pieces of outdoor art that provide a stunning glimpse into the past. Read below to find out what are some of the most iconic sculptures and memorials residing in Washington Heights. Who knew learning about the neighborhood’s rural origins could be this much fun?!

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The Historic District of Hamilton Heights

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Hamilton Heights is a small but charming sub-division of Washington Heights. It’s brownstone-lined streets and culturally rich history are ideal for those who wish to find a quiet place without leaving the city behind. Hamilton Heights is home to renowned cultural institutions, beautiful parks, and the lovely Sugar Hill district. Find out more about this historic neighborhood by reading below!

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Washington Heights Street Art

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Washington Heights street art can be found throughout our wonderful neighborhood.  In addition to the landmarks and institutions of our uptown neighborhood, you can enjoy an entire day of aesthetic pleasure just by walking around!  Please find some of the best below!  And for more street scenes, be sure to check us out on Instagram.

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion – located in the heart of Washington Heights – is the perfect escape for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Mansion’s elegant Georgian style and well-preserved exterior gives visitors an opportunity to travel back in time to the eighteenth century. Get yourself a taste of Upper Manhattan and visit one of the city’s best kept secrets!

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Dyckman Farmhouse

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The Dyckman Farmhouse is an integral component in the history of Washington Heights. It’s the last Dutch colonial farmhouse left standing in the city and offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the life of 19th century rural Manhattan. Leave the hustle and bustle of adjacent Broadway behind and explore the remnants of another world. You’ll feel like you just took a trip to the countryside!

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Cultural Institutions of Washington Heights

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Each Washington Heights institution below offers the opportunity for visitors to explore a world beyond their own, whether it is through art, film, or storytelling. Every neighborhood in NYC is jam-packed with cultural attractions and Washington Heights is no exception. The diversity and rich history of the area is reflected in each one of the locations below.

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