NEW YORK CITY — Manhattan’s oldest house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, will host a spooky paranormal concert — and sleepover — for those looking to commune with the spirits of the founding fathers.
From 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, the historic hub will let children and adults sleep in the 248-year-old mansion, which General Washington used as his headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
The spooky sleepover will include a visit from the Acoustic Archives, which travels to historical sites with special microphones that pick up sounds humans can’t normally hear.
“There were a few unexplained occurrences with some of the gear that we brought along,” Acoustic Archives wrote of their Morris-Jumel Mansion trip. “It was a fascinating experience.”
To sign up for the sleepover, call 212 923 8008 for a reservation. The event is open to kids ages 16 and up, and visitors will need to bring a sleeping bag and suitable sleeping attire.
The sleepover is part of a fundraising drive to raise $40,000 for a complete restoration of the building’s exterior is needed to give the building's exterior a new paint job and restored exterior woodwork, Morris-Jumel Mansion executive director Carol Ward said.
Those looking for a less spooky mansion visit can attend their tea and cheese pairing on Nov. 16. The house will honor the British tradition of tea time with tea and food pairings from Harlem’s Tea by Tiffany.
The deadline to donate for the restoration is Nov. 21.