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Merchant's House Museum

29 E 4th St, New York City, NY 10003-7003
+1 212-777-1089
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The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only 19th century home preserved intact, with original family furnishings and personal belongings.A unique survivor of Old New York, the House offers a rare and intimate glimpse of how a prosperous merchant family and their Irish servants lived from 1835 to 1865, when New York grew from seaport to thriving metropolis."The distinction of the Merchant's House -- and it is a powerful one -- is that it is the real thing. One simply walks through the beautiful doorway into another time and place in New York."The New York Times
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
29 E 4th St, New York City, NY 10003-7003
+1 212-777-1089
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

having arrived at 16.15 for a closing time of 17.00 we were told that the museum was closed and we were refused entry this was our last day in ny my wife had difficulty moving and it was clear that the lady didn't care at...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited just in time to catch a guided tour by Marguerite. The tour took us through the house floor by floor giving explanation of how daily life was for the Tredwell family. A lot of original furniture and objects such as clothing, wedding dress perfectly...More

Thank Clint0n_81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed being taken on a guided tour by Dennis through the Merchant's House Museum. It's a wonderful intact example of an 1830s home with original family fittings and furnishings. Dennis had the visitors in the palm of his hand as he interpreted each...More

1  Thank Lyn O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always try to view an historic house in any city I visit. NYC has surprising few of these due to clearing away and making way for new buildings on Manhattan these past 300 years. Merchant's House Museum was a real gem. A great picture...More

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Visited with my daughter and other family and we all really enjoyed the house. There's a lovely little garden out back and the self guided tours are full of interesting snippets about the family who lived here as well as other bits of social history....More

1  Thank Alex C
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I planned my trip to take advantage of the tour and it was so worthwhile. The docent was clearly enthusiastic about the family, the house, and the insight into the time. This is a fascinating step back in time in the heart of New York...More

1  Thank gmtlf
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The house is beautifully preserved. Through the self-tour, you can get a sense of what life was like in the 1850's. Great for families with older kids, couples, and solo travelers. A wonderful way to spend an hour or 90 minutes.

1  Thank reggerator
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous venue and exceptional notes for a self guided tour. Volunteers are lovely and passionate about what they do. It's a credit to the Tredwell family for retaining the property until it's transformation into a museum. A must see house if you ar visiting NYC....More

Thank annie50marmee
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The Merchant House Mus brings you back to another era. Most of the furnishings are original- 1830's . There is a choice of organized or self tour with a detailed book. I choose the self tour. I spent over an hour viewing the family room,...More

1  Thank gordon f
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem. The house is beautiful and you get transported to another era, it was like being in a movie.

Thank jcisinthehouse
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