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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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29 E 4th St, New York City, NY 10003-7003
+1 212-777-1089
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank gmtlf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank reggerator
Reviewed 9 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

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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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Merchants House Museum is a little gem. It is a fascinating and lovely trip back in time. The house an furnishings are well preserved and well laid out. There is a well done guide book to accompany you if you do not take a...More

Thank robessjo
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Maybe it was the woman who conducted the tour, but the Merchant's House Museum didn't seem that interesting, despite viewing original artifacts and furnishing from that era. The guide had to peak to a large group and didnt project her voice very well, so I...More

Thank psr707070
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I just visited this small jewel set on a side street in lower Manhattan. The home has been very well preserved. The descendants of the long time occupants preserved most of the original rooms, including furnishings and personal belongings. Astounding that even 19 th century...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We read about this little museum and wanted to visit it because it is reported to be haunted. Regrettably, we didn't get to see any of the ghostly inhabitants, but the museum itself gives an amazing "screenshot" of life in the mid 19th century. Guests...More

Thank KidsintowPEI
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